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After fighting every step of the way to extend the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the US border only to be blocked by the White House, Trans Canada is celebrating a small victory.
Calgary-based TransCanada says it has won final approval on three permits needed to build the southern leg of the pipeline to refineries on the Texas coast. Permits from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers mean construction of the 780-kilometre oil pipeline can start in the coming weeks.
TransCanada is pursuing the southern leg of Keystone XL from Oklahoma first because that part doesn't need a federal permit to proceed. No decision on crossing the Canada - US border is expected until well after the US Presidential election.