Ninth Circuit 3-judge panel dismisses suit against constructing the Keystone XL Pipeline

The legal debris field has been cleared and the objections of Native American and environmentalist special interest groups nullified by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Washington Post reports: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered dismissal of the lawsuit by environmental and Native American groups, saying President Donald Trump had revoked a 2017 permit allowing the $8 billion pipeline to be built. Trump later issued a new permit, and the appellate judges agreed with Justice Department attorneys who say that nullifies the legal challenge involving environmental impacts. Source: Erin Tapahe. But the ruling comes too late for construction to begin this year, for the project is located in territory where winter precludes construction work: The ruling Thursday was a victory for TC Energy, a Calgary, Alberta-based company that wants to build the line, though company...(Read Full Post)
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