State Dept. maintains that Keystone XL review is impartial

11/2/2011 | Hill, The

The State Department defended its review of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline amid claims that the study was biased toward TransCanada. The department downplayed the relationship between TransCanada and Cardno Entrix, which was selected to carry out an environmental study. The firm "identified TransCanada as a 'major client' based on the fact that the federal government had selected Entrix to do third-party contract work for four TransCanada permit applications," according to a letter written by David Adams, assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the State Department.

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