WASHINGTON, March 23 The U.S. State Department
will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with
construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil
pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama,
according to Politico.
The State Department's undersecretary for political affairs,
Tom Shannon, will approve the cross-border permit on or before
Monday, at the end of the 60-day timeline that President Donald
Trump ordered in January when he called for construction of
Keystone and the Dakota Access pipelines.
(Reporting By Valerie Volcovici; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)