Montana Judge Will Hear Keystone Lawsuit Oct. 9

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris scheduled a hearing for Oct. 9 from environmental organizations suing to stop construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline authorized under a new permit from the Trump administration.

“Specifically, this permit reinforces, as should have been clear all along, that the Presidential permit is indeed an exercise of Presidential authority, that is not subject to judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act,” a White House spokesman said.

The Sierra Club, Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, and other groups filed a suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, contending the pipeline violates the Clean Water Act.