Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

A federal judge from Montana has blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. US District Judge Brian Morris said that the Trump administration’s 2017 decision to move forward with the project disregarded “inconvenient factual determinations” about the 1,184-mile-long pipeline’s impact on the climate made under Obama. Construction of the $8 billion project, which was due to begin as early as next year, is now halted until the State Department completes a supplemental environmental review. In late 2015, President Barack Obama rejected the pipeline, saying it would undercut America’s leadership in the fight against climate change. But President Trump reversed the decision shortly after being sworn in. Under Trump,... Continue reading…

Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

Environmentalists celebrate as the Keystone XL oil Pipeline from Canada to the US is blocked.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from BBC News

US court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

A federal judge on Thursday halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing that President Donald Trump's administration had failed to adequately explain why it had lifted a ban ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Federal judge blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline

In a major setback for President Trump and his administration, a U.S. district judge has issued an order to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline while the State Department studies ...

Mon 12 Nov 18 from Inhabitat

Trump’s Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Promise, Unkept & Undone

Add the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline to the growing pile of campaign promises that President* Trump has yet to keep

Fri 9 Nov 18 from CleanTechnica

Keystone XL pipeline U.S. forward-progress momentum on hold … for now

The below Nov. 8, 2018 press release is from the Sierra Club. A federal judge ruled today that the Trump administration violated bedrock U.S. environmental laws when approving a federal permit ...

Tue 13 Nov 18 from Science Blog

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