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Federal Lawsuit Challenging Keystone XL Approval Will Move Forward

Court Stops Trump Administration From Flouting Environmental Laws

GREAT FALLS, Mont.— A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit brought by environmental and landowner groups over the Trump administration’s approval of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline can proceed.

The decision rejects attempts by the administration and TransCanada, the company behind the proposed pipeline, to have the suit thrown out.

The lawsuit was filed in March by the Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. It challenged the U.S. Department of State’s and other agencies’ inadequate and outdated environmental review of the pipeline, which relied on a dated environmental impact statement from January 2014 and failed to consider key information on the project’s impacts.

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