Press Release

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

Jake Thompson, 202-289-2387,; or Elizabeth Heyd, 202-725-0648,

WASHINGTON (January 6, 2016) -- 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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