On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of State released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Department was required to prepare the EIS to assess the potential impacts to the human and natural environment associated with its decision to approve or deny TransCanada’s application for a Presidential Permit.
The Keystone XL Pipeline Project would transport crude oil across the U.S.-Canada border. In accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13337, the construction, operation, and maintenance of a pipeline that would transport crude oil across the U.S. border requires a Presidential Permit from the State Department. A number of such permits have been issued in the past.
Date of Report: February 6, 2014
Number of Pages: 2
Order Number: IF00009
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