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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project. Emails published this week by WikiLeaks show debate and confusion within the Clinton camp as it faced down the unexpectedly strong primary challenge by liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Trump administration approves the Keystone XL pipeline


UPDATE 10:49am |  President Trump announced detailed plans on the Keystone XL pipeline following his official approval.

He called it "the most incredible pipeline known to man or woman." According to Trump, it will span 900 miles and deliver  up to 800,000 gallons.

The project will cost $8 billion dollars.

UPDATE 8:56am |  TransCanada this morning announced it received the State Department permit.

Now the company needs to receive approval of the pipeline's route through Nebraska, a process that could take several more months, according to POLITICO.

President Donald Trump has given the official green light to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Trump administration gave the pipeline its key federal permit Friday, clearing a major hurdle for the project that former President Barack Obama rejected in 2015.

The State Department announced Friday morning that its under secretary for political affairs, Tom Shannon, issued the permit, two months after President Trump signed an executive order to revive the project after Obama’s rejection.

--This story is developing.

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