Keystone XL: New Presidential Permit Kicks Up New Litigation

Apr 9, 2019

Environmentalists have been quick to sue President Donald Trump for issuing a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The president issued a new permit that bypasses the U.S. State Department on March 29.

One week later, two pipeline opponents filed a complaint in Montana federal court.

That new permit has kicked off a flurry of activity in Montana federal court.

Feds say the president is within his rights to sign a new permit, and the project will still be subject to federal review.

Environmentalists say the new permit violates the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and a standing executive order. SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.