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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...
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Case Title

Indigenous Environmental Network et al v. United States Department of State et al


Case Number

4:17-cv-00029

Court

Montana

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

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Brian Morris

Date Filed

March 27, 2017


Case Title

Northern Plains Resource Council et al v. Shannon et al


Case Number

4:17-cv-00031

Court

Montana

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)

Judge

Brian Morris

Date Filed

March 30, 2017

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