North Dakota's US Senators say the latest environmental impact statement on the Keystone-XL pipeline shows little,
if any impact that would call for further delays in the pipeline's construction across the US.
Senator John Hoeven says despite the finding of no significant impacts on the environment, the US State Department won't release a schedule for making a final decision. He says that runs counter to both public opinion and reasonable due diligence.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the State Department should set a concrete timeline for a decision to be made on the pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to
bring oil from Alberta to refineries in the southern United States but its construction across the US has been delayed pending permission from the US State Department.