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Another Keystone XL setback; environmental review ordered

SeattlePI.com Friday, 9 November 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Environmentalists cheered a federal court order that blocks a Trump administration permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, pending an environmental review. The pipeline would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude through a half dozen states to terminals on the Gulf Coast. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris put on hold the $8 billion project, ruling that the potential impact had not been considered as required by federal law. Environmentalists and Native American groups sued to stop the project, citing property rights and potential oil spills. Morris was appointed by President Barack Obama.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Halted by US Judge District Court Judge Brian Morris' ruling came in a lawsuit environmental groups filed against the U.S. government last year. Morris claims the government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada project. He...

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