>> Promising to add to America's energy revolution and jumpstart job creation in the process, president Trump giving the green light to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.>> I'm pleased to announce the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
ansCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long overdue project, with efficiency and with speed.
>> But a Presidential decree alone won't get it done, the pipeline which will allow oil to flow from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico still faces hurdles. Two big ones, land rights and government permits, says Reuters energy correspondent Ethan Lou based in TransCanada's hometown of Calgary, Alberta.>> The other federal authorities state and municipal Governments that may have requirements for the pipe.
And then there is the matter of dealing with the potentially hundreds of landowners whose property that pipe would have to pass. Central to all of this is the state of Nebraska. That is where to root of the pipe will go through.>> And Nebraska hasn't even given TransCanada, the operator of the proposed pipeline, the okay to start building.
That's not all Even if the keystone pipeline gets the green light from the state, it still has to deal with the federal army core of engineers, and local planning boards. Besides that, it has to put together the money needed for the construction, and that says nothing about legal fights.
>> Legal opposition has become unavoidable. Environment groups have vowed to fight it. Greenpeace said it would pressure banks to withhold funding for the multi billion dollar project and others said they would fight the pipeline in court. Activists have already sought to intervene in the process before.>> The pipeline's backers have been waiting for seven years to get this project going, and Trump's endorsement certainly jump starts the process.
But as the obstacle's mention suggests, that still doesn't ensure smooth going from here.