TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. has been approved to start winter clearing work on the North Spread of its Keystone XL Project, the National Energy Board says.
Keystone has satisfied regulatory requirements for the clearing of trees and shrubs along the pipeline route's north section, starting at Hardisty, Alberta, the Board said in a news release Monday, January 21.
The approval applies to the North Spread of the project only. Clearing activities in other project areas, other construction activities, and any activity during the restricted activity periods for migratory birds are excluded from the approval.
Further pipeline construction is subject to NEB approval of other condition compliance submissions.