Montana Judge Hears Keystone XL Arguments

Apr 16, 2020

Federal Judge Brian Morris
Credit U.S. District Court Montana

A pivotal hearing in the ongoing Keystone XL saga was conducted Thursday, April 16, in Montana federal court.

Lawyers for President Donald Trump say he has inherent power as commander in chief to issue a permit unilaterally.

Lawyers for tribes and environmentalists say Congress has power over foreign commerce, and the president violated standing presidential orders when he issued a new permit in 2019.

All parties appeared remotely in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

For other KXL coverage in April, click on links below:

https://listen.sdpb.org/post/keystone-xl-permit-ruled-invalid

https://listen.sdpb.org/post/tribes-try-stop-influx-pipeline-workers-during-covid-19-pandemic