TransCanada Corp. has taken U.S. President Donald Trump up on his invitation and has formally submitted a new application to the U.S. Department of State for its Keystone XL pipeline.

The Keystone XL pipeline is alive -- maybe. Trump signed several executive orders related to infrastructure and construction, with the highest-profile one involving the pipeline that, if completed, would carry more than one-fifth of the oil Canada exports to the U.S..

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is condemning the recent attack on a pipeline in northern Alberta. Vice president of engineering and safety for CEPA Patrick Smyth said this isn’t the first time something like this has happened.

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, whose 12 members own 119,000 kilometres of oil and natural gas pipelines across Canada, want Ottawa to put a new “national interest determination” before the technical environmental assessment of a specific project.

“It’s not acceptable,” McCuaig-Boyd told Postmedia Tuesday. “Trespass and vandalism are never acceptable.” On Sunday morning, Beaverlodge RCMP were called to a complaint of vandalism at an oilfield site.

Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of oil and gas pipes criss-cross the province, many in remote areas near the homes of First Nations and Métis people.

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