Calgary-based TransCanada sent a letter to the U.S. State Department to suspend its application while the company goes through a state review process in Nebraska. Linda So reports.
A surprise move in the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project. TransCanada, the Calgary-based company behind the proposed pipeline, has sent a letter to the U.S. State Department to suspend its application while the company goes through a review process in Nebraska. The move comes just after the White House indicated it plans to rule on the $8 billion project before the end of Obama's term in office. The company's request has been widely seen as an attempt to avoid an impending rejection from President Obama, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about the merits of the project. The pipeline would carry heavy crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska and on to Gulf Coast refineries.