The new rules for Keystone XL have yet to be released.
But a new report by the National Governors Association, a group that represents governors, gives us an idea of what to expect.
The report found that many of the most stringent provisions for the project will be left out, and the pipeline’s proposed route will not be approved.
“Keystone XL will require the full approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other relevant federal agencies and will be subject to significant changes and regulatory burdens, including those associated with its environmental impacts and operational requirements,” the group wrote.
The pipeline will be built to carry 1.4 billion barrels of oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas and Louisiana, where it will then be exported to markets in the United States and Europe.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has until March 20 to make final environmental impact statements.
The rules, which will be released soon, would require companies that transport oil to be responsible for water treatment and wastewater treatment in the project’s proposed locations, and for wastewater disposal and disposal of waste materials.
They would also require oil tankers to meet all other pollution and waste management requirements and require that they discharge no more than 30,000 gallons per day of untreated wastewater from tankers into the ocean.
The regulations would also allow oil tanker operators to sell wastewater to nearby counties.
The proposed route for the pipeline will not come from Canada, but rather the United Kingdom.
“In the coming weeks, the Commission will issue final rule making and final regulatory guidance that will inform the Commission’s final environmental assessment and the public process for the Keystone XL permit application,” the report states.
The Keystone XL project has been dogged by delays and protests since the project was first announced in February of 2016.
The project is the first oil pipeline to cross the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and it would be the first in the country to transport oil from Alberta, Canada.
President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly questioned the safety of Keystone XL, has repeatedly said that he wants the pipeline to go through the U,K.
to be built.
But environmentalists have been pressing for a longer route, and are urging the president to reject the pipeline outright.