Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline by Canceling a Permit

A federal judge has ruled against the Keystone XL pipeline by blocking a permit for the controversial pipeline President Trump supports.

According to The Hill:

A district judge in Montana reportedly ruled Wednesday against the Keystone XL pipeline, canceling a key permit necessary for the project’s construction.

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According to The Associated Press, Judge Brian Morris ruled in favor of environmental groups who argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to construct the pipeline over rivers did not properly take endangered species into consideration.

The setback for TC Energy, the pipeline’s sponsor, comes just days after construction on the pipeline began near the U.S.-Canada border, the AP noted. Environmental groups celebrated Wednesday’s court victory, with the main group behind the lawsuit calling it a “significant hurdle” the pipeline would face.

“It creates another significant hurdle for the project,” Anthony Swift, of the National Resources Defense Council, told the AP. “Regardless of whether they have the cross border segment … Keystone XL has basically lost all of its Clean Water Act permits for water crossings.”

Construction during the virus outbreak has also drawn criticism from groups who say that construction has the potential to further spread the virus.

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JohnGaltTexas
JohnGaltTexas
5 months ago

NONSENSE.

Blowme
Blowme
5 months ago

Brian Morris is a dumbass bastard with shit for brains. He’s going to get his sorry ass kicked. We’re coming for you Brian boy.

Roder
Roder
5 months ago

Sad delay

Gerry
Gerry
5 months ago

Ignore the fraud’s phony ruling and carry on.

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
5 months ago

If a federal court rules against the President, I don’t think he has to comply. He’s in the Constitution, they’re not. And SCOTUS just created judicial review out of whole cloth; he should do the same for judicial veto, as long as there’s an override. Perhaps by a unanimous SCOTUS vote. And we are frequently told that the three branches of government are equal; they are not, and can’t be unless there is a procedure to veto a Court, and some way to override the veto. He can veto a bill created by _elected_ Congres; so why not a ruling by one or more _unelected_ judges? The 3 branches are supposed to be coequal, but they’re not if no veto exists.

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
5 months ago
Reply to  Ernest Lane

Although the ruling wasn’t against thr President, he should either veto it or just ignore it.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
5 months ago

Construction during the virus outbreak has also drawn criticism from groups who say that construction has the potential to further spread the virus. Actually they are afraid that construction has the potential to further the spread of lower prices of oil.

JackPowersIII
JackPowersIII
5 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

WE are watching all of our ‘domestic enemies’ step forward and ID themselves. The hunt is going to be a turkey shoot because these turkeys all believe they’re safe from ordinary Americans. WE have assessed their secuirty teams and WE have found ‘the Turkeys’.

Murphy
5 months ago

He can get a rush vote in SCOTUS and they will rip this veto to pieces!!! End of story!!’

Linda_in_MA
Linda_in_MA
5 months ago

Why are some many people seemingly against the US being self-sufficient when it comes to our natural resources? Hasn’t the corona virus taught people that when hard times are on the world, every country has to look out for itself? We cannot rely on imported goods. Also, isn’t it much better to spend our oil and natural gas dollars in our own country vs Middle Eastern countries, many of whom do not have our best interests in their hearts. “Made in the USA” should be our motto.

John in Oly
John in Oly
4 months ago
Reply to  Linda_in_MA

Linda – keep in mind also that it was Jimmy Carter who created the Department of Energy … ostensibly so we could be energy independent… and that the bureaucracy just wanted another way to over-regulate our businesses.
Now known as “The Deep State” they succeeded and President Trump ought to close down the DoE so we have fewer regulators. The Wuhan virus is exposing similar problems with regulating breathing apparatus (N95, etc) via NIH, FDA, etc.

Charlene Albertson
Charlene Albertson
5 months ago

I’d like to know what those endangered species are. Where I live in Alaska back in late 70’s-80’s we were court block regarding widening and straightening a road next to Turnagain Arm inlet due to a species of birds nest that would be affected. It did not matter that 75 people had gotten killed on a dangerous crowded road. We finally prevailed and built that road. Guess what, little tweety bird moved her nest and continued to produce baby tweeties.

Jo Ann Niedermann
5 months ago

Make the UNELECTED JUDGE quote chapter and verse the justification for this ridiculous ruling!

J.C
J.C
5 months ago

OK answer me this. Judges continue to rule in favor of democrat’s whenever they challenge President Trump. So how is it that the President can override a Judge and jury’s’ decision to sentence a person to prison with a pardon on the President’s sole discretion. It would seem he might be able to tell the court to go pound sand. Just thinking

J.C
J.C
5 months ago

OK answer me this. Judges continue to rule in favor of democrat’s whenever they challenge President Trump. So how is it that the President can override a Judge and jury’s’ decision to sentence a person to prison with a pardon on the President’s sole discretion. It would seem he might be able to tell the court to go pound sand.

Lawrence OBrien
Lawrence OBrien
4 months ago

No big surprise here — there is NOTHING that can be done that the environmentalists can’t get some judge to overturn. The BIG problem is the delay this type of heel biting causes. I would expect that, as usual, this injunction will be overturned by the Supreme Court. Just another delay which, unfortunately, raises costs.