Enviros' Keystone XL Suits Can Proceed, Judge Says

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 5:13 PM EST) -- A Montana federal judge on Wednesday refused to nix a pair of suits challenging the revival of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying that the federal government can't evade environmental challenges simply because President Donald Trump delegated permitting authority for the controversial project to the U.S. Department of State.

The government and Keystone XL developer TransCanada argued that when Trump's Jan. 24 memorandum delegated authority, it was done under his constitutional purview and not from the authority of a statute, meaning environmental groups can't challenge the State Department's...
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Indigenous Environmental Network et al v. United States Department of State et al


Case Number

4:17-cv-00029

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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


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Northern Plains Resource Council et al v. Shannon et al


Case Number

4:17-cv-00031

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Montana

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Brian Morris

Date Filed

March 30, 2017

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