Trump Administration’s Fast-Tracking of Oil Pipelines Hits Legal Roadblocks

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Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Submit New Legal Challenge

Environmentalists asked a federal judge to cancel approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another front in the legal fight over a long-delayed energy project that President Donald Trump has tried to push through to completion. Attorneys for the Northern Plains Resource Council, Sierra


Trump Signs Executive Orders to Fast-track Pipeline Construction

President Trump signed two executive orders that he says will speed up construction of pipelines and other projects to enhance the production and transportation of oil and natural gas between states and across international borders. The actions will probably attract legal challenges by state governments seeking to preserve control over such projects. “Too often, badly


White House Issues New Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline

The new permit circumvents a court order by a Montana Judge in November that faulted the State Department’s previous environmental analysis. This could pave the way for beginning some preliminary work, according to Clearview Energy Partners. The Keystone XL is an $8 billion project. The pipeline, proposed more than a decade ago, would carry crude