United States: Keystone XL firm moved endangered beetles before pipeline’s approval

Guardian: A Canadian company that is waiting for a federal permit to build an oil pipeline through the High Plains has used a technicality in U.S. environmental regulations to begin removing an endangered species--the black and orange American burying beetle--from the proposed route. A spokesman for Alberta-based TransCanada said the company has done nothing wrong. The beetles were removed as part of TransCanada's "commitment to protecting the environment and endangered species along the Keystone XL route,"......

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