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The Keystone XL Pipeline Project was a proposed 1,179-mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline, beginning in Hardisty, Alta., and extending south to Steele City, Neb. This pipeline was intended to be a critical infrastructure project for the energy security of the United States and for strengthening the American economy.
The pipeline would have meant thousands of much-needed jobs for Americans, increased tax benefits for counties and communities, and a safe, secure, reliable source of energy to help fuel the everyday lives of Americans.
After a seven year review process, on November 6, 2015, President Obama denied the required presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. On January 6th, 2016, TransCanada challenged that denial by announcing it has taken legal action under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and also initiated Constitutional litigation against the U.S. Administration.
TransCanada continues to reviews its options and remains committed to building the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Keystone XL Pipeline was under review by the U.S. Administration for over seven years before it was ultimately denied a presidential permit in 2016. Here are some key dates in the projects history: