TransCanada Seeks $15 Billion from U.S. Taxpayers for Its Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Mistake

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Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387, jthompson@nrdc.org; or Elizabeth Heyd, 202-725-0648, eheyd@nrdc.org

TransCanada Seeks $15 Billion from U.S. Taxpayers for Its Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Mistake

WASHINGTON - TransCanada Corp. today filed suit against the United States seeking $15 billion in compensation as a result of the U.S. rejection of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The following is a statement by Anthony Swift, director of Natural Resources Defense Council's Canada project:

''TransCanada was wrong to try to ram the dirty tar sands pipeline down our throats -- and it’s wrong to try to force American taxpayers to pony up for its mistakes. This is about a foreign company trying to undercut safeguards that protect the American people. Its attempt to bully us deserves to be rejected.''

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The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

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