Protesters braved cold & rain to rally against the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. Photo Courtesy: Martine Zee
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Federal Distrit Judge Brian Morris has ordered the federal government to conduct a full environmental review of a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling made on Wednesday was a victory for the Indigenous Indigenous Environmental Network and other groups challenging the pipeline.
The judge ruled that the U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental impact statement (EIS) that takes in consideration Nebraska regulators’ November 2017 decision to reject TransCanada Corp.’s preferred route through the state, and instead approve an alternative.