United States District Court Judge Brian Morris issued an injunction Thursday preventing either Calgary-based TransCanada or the USA federal government "from engaging in any activity in furtherance of the construction or operation" of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Issued by Judge Brian Morris of the District of Montana, the ruling ripped President Donald Trump's State Department for blithely tossing out "prior factual findings related to climate change" to rush through the Keystone pipeline and using "outdated information" on the severe threat the tar sands project poses to endangered species, tribal lands, and the water supply.
Yesterday's ruling is temporary, and requires the government to do a more thorough review of how the project might affect the climate, cultural resources and wildlife.
"An agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past, any more than it can ignore inconvenient facts when it writes on a blank slate", Morris' judgement read.
McConaghy said that, most likely, "TransCanada has been working steadily through the night with the Trump administration to decide what they're going to tactically do". His decision was one of scores of court rebukes to the Trump administration for decisions on the environment, immigration and transgender service in the military, among other issues, made hastily and, in the opinions of dozens of judges, without the "reasoned consideration" required by various federal laws, particularly the Administrative Procedure Act.
A spokesman for TransCanada said: "We have received the judge's ruling and continue to review it". "We have said our preference would be Canadian pipelines to Canadian tidewater, but at the same time this absolutely represents a number of jobs, we're fairly intertwined with the USA and Houston area, the refineries there".
From there it would flow to Oklahoma and on to the Texas Gulf coast.
But on Friday McCuaig Boyd said Notley's New Democratic Party government had always supported the Keystone XL plan.
The pipeline is created to run from tar sand oil fields in Canada's Albert province, through Montana, South Dakota and part of Nebraska, to existing facilities in that last state. The announcement followed an environmental impact review from the U.S. State Department, which concluded the pipeline's impact on the environment would be "negligible to moderate".
Trump has touted the $8 billion pipeline as part of his pledge to achieve North American "energy dominance" and has contrasted his administration's quick approval of the project with years of delay under President Barack Obama.
Morris said the government must provide "new and relevant information regarding the risk of spills".
"I would call it a landmark ruling because it overturns a presidential decision purporting to find that a transboundary project is in the public interest", Stephan Volker, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told the Great Falls Tribune.
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