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TransCanada: small-scale KXL protests not slowing construction progress

Though two climate activists on Monday morning were the latest to be arrested by police after securing themselves to heavy machinery at a Keystone XL construction site in recent weeks, the corporation behind the pipeline claims that such small-scale protests are doing little to impact the construction schedule of the overall project.

“Like the others that came before it, today’s protest did not interfere with overall construction progress,” said Jim Prescott, a spokesman for the company behind the pipeline, Transcanada. “As of today, construction of the 485-mile Gulf Coast Pipeline is more than 70 percent complete and on schedule to begin operation by the end of 2013.”

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