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TransCanada Sues Obama Administration For Blocking Keystone XL Construction

The Canadian pipeline company filed suit in federal court in Houston.


TransCanada Corporation has filed suit against the U.S. government, over the Obama Administration's denial of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The company filed the suit in federal court in Houston earlier today.

The pipeline company, which has a significant presence in Houston, charges that President Obama exceeded his authority under the U.S. Constitution in denying the permit.

TransCanada has also announced plans to file a claim against the U.S. under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It's seeking to recover more than $15 billion in costs and damages.

The lawsuit

Andrew Schneider

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Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew Schneider is the senior reporter for politics and government at Houston Public Media, NPR's affiliate station in Houston, Texas. In this capacity, he heads the station's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments...

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