Keystone XL Win: Judge Prevents Pre-construction Work
In another setback to the controversial, destructive Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, a federal judge has reaffirmed that its builder, TransCanada, can't conduct any pre-construction field activities. The ruling, upholding a recent district court decision, means construction will continue to be delayed while the government revises its environmental review.
"This ruling ensures TransCanada can't threaten communities and habitat along the pipeline route while environmental reviews are conducted," said Jared Margolis, a Center attorney. "If the Trump administration takes an honest look at Keystone XL's impacts, it won't be able to justify this horrible climate-killing project."
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