KXL delayed for more than a year, antagonists agree.

John Dizard in the FT: “The enviros and the energy industry’s political people on K street in Washington rarely see matters the same way, butboth groups now privately agree that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the US Midwest isdead for more than a year, and probably much longer.”
“The proximate cause was a lower-court decision this month in Nebraska (Thompson v Heineman) that turned on a point of state constitutional law. The professionals also think, as one top enviro activist says: “TransCanada created this quagmire for itself with its blustering tactics. You would not see an Exxon taking that path.” An energy industry lawyer concurs: “I do not understand why they thought they could get away with the approach they used in Nebraska.”