Montana judge blocks contruction of Keystone XL pipeline

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline

"TransCanada does not have an approved pipeline at this point". "Today, the courts showed the Trump administration and their corporate polluter friends that they can not bully rural landowners, farmers, environmentalists and Native communities".

Thursday's ruling deals a major blow to President Donald Trump and the oil industry.

The administration is appealing numerous rulings and may appeal Thursday's decision as well.

Neither TransCanada nor the State Department could immediately be reached for comment on the ruling.

The Keystone XL pipeline permit decision was largely in the hands of the State Department, by virtue of its authority to issue "presidential permits" for cross-border infrastructure projects.

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It's meant to be an extension of TransCanada's existing Keystone Pipeline, which was completed in 2013.

TransCanada Corp's almost 1,200-mile pipeline has become one of the major battlegrounds in the climate change debate and, if completed, would carry an estimated 800,000 barrels per day from Canada's tar sands pits to Gulf Coast refineries in the US.

Thursday night's ruling is the latest set-back for the Calgary-based pipeline company in its decade-long push to construct a 1,179-mile long conduit to deliver crude from Alberta's oil sands to a Nebraska junction, en route to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.

It met sustained opposition from environmental advocacy groups, as well as from Obama, who anxious about the contribution it would make toward climate change.

Environmental and indigenous groups sued TransCanada and the State Department in March to halt the project.

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Construction on the United States section was due to begin next year. The U.S. Obama said, was now a "global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change".

"The department's 2017 conclusory analysis that climate-related impacts from Keystone subsequently would prove inconsequential and its corresponding reliance on this conclusion as a centerpiece of its policy change required the department to provide a 'reasoned explanation, '" Judge Morris said.

Morris said, however, that there have indeed been changes since the 2014 assessment and that the Trump administration failed to consider them.

Since its conception, the pipeline has sparked a backlash from environmentalists and indigenous peoples who say it violates historical treaty boundaries and would bring environmental problems.

Morris said in his decision Thursday the government's analysis didn't fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil prices on the pipeline's viability or include updated modelling of potential oil spills.

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