The saga of the Keystone Pipeline XL project continues.

The energy company TransCanada Corp., based in Calgary, Alberta, applied for a Presidential Permit to build the proposed 1,179-mile crude oil pipeline more than five years ago, and has received “no new direction” from the State Department regarding approval.

The scrutiny of the project has been tremendous. Shawn Howard, spokesman for TransCanada, informed Human Events:

“[The Keystone Pipeline] has been the subject of more than 100 public meetings, four federal environmental reviews, scrutiny from about two dozen local, state, and federal agencies, and has had more than 15,000 pages of studies on the project published by the U.S. Department of State.”