Federal Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline

Pipes for the Keystone Pipeline. Credit: shannonpatrick17

(From The Washington Examiner)

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris has blocked the construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, which President Trump quickly approved in one of his first actions as president.

Morris, who serves the District Court of Montana, ruled late Thursday night that the administration’s environmental analysis fell short and ordered the pipeline to be halted until the federal government completes further environmental reviews.

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