Enviros Add ESA Claims To TransCanada Pipeline Fight
By Carolina Bolado
Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 9:35 PM ET) -- Environmental groups fighting TransCanada Corp.'s $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska federal court added claims Tuesday accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of violating the Endangered Species Act by determining the oil pipeline won't adversely affect endangered species.
The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth claim the FWS violated the ESA and the Administrative Procedure Act by concurring with a biological assessment that concluded the pipeline was unlikely to harm endangered species in the area.