Dakota Midday: TransCanada Delays Permitting Process

Nov 3, 2015

The Canadian company that seeks to build the Keystone XL pipeline asked the State Department to suspend its review of the project.  The request comes amid growing speculation that President Obama would reject the application before leaving office.  TransCanada Corporation asked for a pause in the review process while the Nebraska Public Service Commission approves the pipeline route through that state, something the company resisted in the past.

There are several sides to the issue. 

We speak with SDPB's Victoria Wicks for an overview of her coverage, South Dakota Public Utilities Chairman Chris Nelson and TransCanada spokesperson Mark Cooper.