Sierra Club Loses Bid To Stop Keystone Pipeline Construction

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Sunday denied a motion by Sierra Club Inc. and other groups for a preliminary injunction halting construction of part of TransCanada Corp.'s contested Keystone XL pipeline, saying an environmental review of the project was properly conducted.

U.S. District Judge David L. Russell said the Sierra Club-led suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — which claims that an Army Corps permitting directive violates the Clean Water Act — was not likely to succeed on the merits. The judge noted that...
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