Building for the Future
We recognize that how we interact with the environment is of vital importance to you. It is to us, too.
At TransCanada we continuously strive to minimize our environmental footprint. We employ the most modern construction techniques when building a pipeline and take special precautions around roads and waterways, and are committed to protecting sensitive land, species and habitats along the pipeline route. We are also committed to preserving any culturally sensitive or archeologically significant areas we may encounter. In the past we have avoided known historic and cultural resources as much as possible while routing a pipeline. If construction uncovers artifacts, understanding they may have historic, religious, or cultural significance and will retain the services of local Cultural and Paleontological Resource Monitors who have the authority to redirect or stop work in the area.
We will also manage environmental impact during the development of the Keystone XL Project. We will work closely with federal and state agencies to ensure full compliance of special conditions in applicable permits and approvals that protect the land and environment.
Between 2010 and 2016, the U.S. Department of State issued five comprehensive and balanced scientific reviews of Keystone XL. Check out the State Departments Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for more information on Keystone XL’s environmental impact.