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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