Environmental rulings and delays ding Keystone XL, Dakota Access oil line builds, as Atlantic Coast gas line ends work; but NWP-12 permit is okayed for other energy projects and Dakota gets partial reprieve.
Oil pipelines dominated the energy news on Nov. 29, when Canada’s government approved one of two controversial pipelines from Alberta’s oil sands to the west coast, rejected a second and gave a pass to a third, running south to the U.S.
The Dakota Access Pipeline may yet be built. Then again, it may not. ENR consulting editor Tom Armistead offers his insights into the disputed project that has become a symbol of issues broader than federal permitting.