Montana judge blocks Keystone XL permit for river crossings, Bloomberg Green ($)

By Tom Korosec and Kevin Orland • April 15, 2020, 6:02 PM EDT | Updated on 

  • Montana judge invalidates Army Corps river crossing permit
  • TC Energy missed 2019 construction season due to legal issues
Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on Oct. 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota.
Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on Oct. 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was a dealt a setback with a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly approved a streamlined permit process without fully evaluating the impact on endangered species.

In a legal challenge brought by environmental groups, a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the agency to conduct further review and barred it from authorizing dredging in waterways covered by the permit. MORE>>


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