Justices Limit Voiding Of Water Permit To Keystone Pipeline

Law360 (July 6, 2020, 11:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the impact of a Montana federal judge's decision to prohibit new pipeline projects from using an expedited Clean Water Act permitting process, temporarily pausing the order as it applies to projects other than the Keystone XL pipeline.

The one-paragraph order penned by Justice Elena Kagan mostly lifted the order handed down in April by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, which voided a nationwide permit that's used in thousands of oil and gas and infrastructure projects. Nationwide Permit 12, as it's known, is used as an alternative to a more intensive and slower review process...

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