Keystone XL On Hold; Judge Finds Environmental Study Incomplete

Nov 10, 2018

Hon. Brian M. Morris
Credit U.S. District Court-Montana

The Keystone XL pipeline project has been stalled by a judicial order coming out of a Montana federal court. Judge Brian Morris has found that the Trump administration relied on outdated information in 2017 when overturning the Obama administration's earlier denial of a permit.

Morris wrote in his order that even when reversing a policy after an election, an agency may not simply discard facts without a reasoned explanation.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

Stephan Volker, attorney for the Indigenous Environmental Network
Credit Courtesy of Stephan Volker