The White House and President Donald Trump have proposed $1.8 billion in funding for the KeystoneXL pipeline to move oil from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast.
The pipeline is opposed by Native American tribes.
The proposal is among the first steps in a process that could see billions more in aid flowing to states affected by the spill, which has been blamed on the leak of about 1,000 barrels of oil from a ruptured oil pipe on May 1, 2016.
On Monday, White House officials confirmed the project would receive $1 billion, a $1 million increase from the previous version.
But the White House said the funds would be allocated to the states, tribes and tribes that live along the pipeline route and to communities along the route, with the goal of improving the health of those communities.
The project would run from Hardisty, Alta., to Port Arthur, Texas, and would be built to a full-length capacity of 890,000 bpd.
Officials said the project, which would carry 890 million gallons of crude oil per day, would be the largest natural gas pipeline in the United States.
The White Rose pipeline would be a natural gas, oil, or other pipeline in North America.
The Rose pipeline was built to carry oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Marcellus Shale, a region of the U.S. shale rock formation that holds about 2.3 billion barrels of natural gas.
The pipelines would be used for transporting crude oil from the oil sands in Alberta, where crude is extracted, to refineries in New York, Pennsylvania and other refining facilities in the U