A Montana federal judge has loosened restrictions on preconstruction activities for the Keystone XL pipeline.
The federal court halted the pipeline in November until the U.S. State Department completes an accurate and updated environmental impact statement.
TransCanada appealed the injunction to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and asked the Montana federal court to lift restrictions pending appeal.
An environmental lawyer says once construction starts, opponents lose.
SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this story.