Court ruling puts new roadblock before Keystone XL pipeline
LINCOLN - A federal judge is blocking any further construction on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Judge Brian Morris of the District Court in Montana is ordering an all stop on the $8-billion project until more environmental impact studies are done.
Morris ruled the Trump administration’s justification for approving Keystone XL was incomplete.
The nearly 1,200-mile pipeline is planned to move oil from Canada to Texas, crossing through Nebraska.
The judge wrote that the government did not justify why it switched from opposing the pipeline in 2015 under President Obama to supporting it in 2017 under President Trump.