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MARSHALL, Mo. — A Canadian company’s plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of kilometres through the U.S. Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval — just not the one you’re thinking of.

[np_storybar title=”U.S. government denies allegations of conflict of interest in Keystone XL environmental assessment” link=”http://business.financialpost.com/2013/07/16/keystone-xl-conflict-friends/?__lsa=001f-a38a”]Friends of the Earth alleged last week that London-based Environmental Resources Management (ERM), which the state department hired to assess the impact of the pipeline, is in conflict of interest with Keystone’s owner TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. and other oil companies. Read more.
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As the Keystone XL pipeline remains mired in the national debate over environmental safety and climate change, another company, Enbridge Inc. of Calgary is hoping to begin construction early next month on a 965-kilometre pipeline that would carry oil from Flanagan, Ill., 160 kilometres southwest of Chicago, to the…

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