Green Groups Keep Up Keystone XL Fight After Permit Pulled

Law360 (January 21, 2021, 6:52 PM EST) -- On the same day President Joe Biden yanked a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, environmental groups continued the fight in Montana federal court, saying the Trump administration conducted inadequate environmental reviews before greenlighting the project.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Bold Alliance, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and others said on Wednesday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's approvals of right-of-way and land use permits were unlawful, because they failed to provide evidence that the project wouldn't bring with it significant environmental harms.

The groups claimed the government conducted a "papered-over" review after a previous...

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