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What To Know After Court Dumps Keystone XL Approval

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 8:54 PM EST) -- A Montana federal judge late Thursday vacated the presidential cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and halted work on the controversial project until the U.S. Department of State crafts an environmental review that complies with federal law, casting fresh doubt on the project's future.

The State Department approved and issued the presidential permit to Keystone developer TransCanada Corp. in March 2017 at the behest of President Donald Trump, two years after the Obama administration refused to issue the permit. However, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said the Trump administration's decision didn't pass legal muster on several counts, led by an...

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