Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline, says climate impact can’t be ignored

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News

A federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked all further work on the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision to reverse a prior decision by the Obama administration and to approve the tar sands oil delivery project.

It was a striking victory for environmental advocates who have spent over a decade fighting the project to carry tar sands oil from Canada to markets in the United States and had turned the KXL line into a litmus test for climate action.

Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09112018/keystone-xl-pipeline-climate-change-impact-court-blocked-trump-nepa-environment-review?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=189975e9a0-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-189975e9a0-327824881

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