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Groups in the U.S. and Canada are teaming up.
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The new administration has said repeatedly that President Donald Trump supports the project.
Donald Trump campaigned on a vow to approve the controversial project.
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The government is also named in the lawsuit.
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As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.
Regulator has lost legitimacy over conflict-of-interest allegations, groups say.
As the month of August draws to a close, the National Energy Board (NEB) begins its hearings on the Energy East pipeline project amidst a swirl of controversy. But the most objectionable aspect of the hearings of the NEB is the fact that it is engulfed in a sea of questionable ethical considerations.
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Protesters broke into the downtown venue and started screaming and chanting.
Take your time, energy companies.
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I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.
President Obama rejected Keystone XL because he was convinced it was not "in the best interest" of his country. Unhappy with this decision, TransCanada Pipelines chose to directly challenge the sovereignty of the government of the United States with this $15-billion lawsuit.
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They said they would do it, and they did it.
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Trump wants America to have a share of the Keystone pipeline's profits.
The NEB is ordering TransCanada to do some cleanup in two places.