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One of President Barack Obama’s biggest hurdles for approving TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project may now have been met.
A new report from the U.S. State Department mirrors earlier conclusions that the pipeline wouldn’t significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
That comes as welcome news in North Dakota, where a jam-packed infrastructure is contributing to myriad problems from train derailments, excessive truck traffic and heating gas shortages.
TransCanada has announced the project would take as much as 100,000 barrels per day of oil produced in theBakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana, which represents approximately 10 percent of current daily production.