State Dept. Must Do New Study For New Keystone XL Route

Law360 (August 15, 2018, 11:35 PM EDT) -- A Montana federal judge Wednesday ordered the U.S. Department of State to supplement an environmental review it submitted for an old version of the Keystone XL pipeline's planned route through Nebraska, while declining to vacate the permit of approval issued by President Donald Trump.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris agreed with the environmental and tribal plaintiffs who had argued that the State Department didn't properly analyze the pipeline's impacts because it did not know the route when it last performed a review.

In November 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission denied TransCanada's preferred route for a pipeline through Nebraska, which had...

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