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Canadian company sues the Obama administration for rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

Canadian company sues the Obama administration for rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

The Canadian company that proposed a 2,639-mile cross-border pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast is suing the Obama administration for rejecting it last November.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston, Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. alleged that President Obama exceeded his constitutional power by denying construction of Keystone XL.

The lawsuit argues that the U.S. Constitution “expressly commits regulation of domestic and international commerce to Congress,” which had passed legislation authorizing the construction.

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