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Keystone XL halted by judge

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WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2018 – A Montana district court has blocked the construction of the USD 8-billion Keystone XL pipeline, international media reported on Friday.

 

The court also accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of “discarding” key environment-related facts when it reversed an earlier decision by the Obama administration and approved the project in 2017. The decision can be appealed, the BBC added in its report.

“An agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past,” Judge Brian Morris ruled.

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