An advocacy group said Monday it filed a request for information from the U.S. State Department on its assessment of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The State Department is tasked with vetting a pipeline TransCanada plans to build across the U.S.-Canadian border. A southern U.S. leg of the project is already in service, though the cross border section needs federal approval.
In June, the State Department published revisions to its impact statement on Keystone XL. Advocacy group Friends of the Earth says the amendment includes an assessment that more deaths could occur from the increase in crude oil transport by rail that would result in denying construction for Keystone XL.