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Keystone Order Prompts Industry ‘Stages of Disappointment’ (1)

May 29, 2020, 4:44 PMUpdated: May 29, 2020, 5:19 PM

Pipeline developers are taking stock of potential delays, and opportunities to fight back in court, after federal judges on Thursday refused to reinstate a critical permit used for Keystone XL and other projects.

“There are various stages of disappointment in the industry because of how far-reaching the impacts are,” said Houston energy lawyer Brandon M. Tuck of Vinson & Elkins LLP.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected requests from the Trump administration and the industry to lift a lower court’s order barring the use of a streamlined program called Nationwide Permit 12 for new oil and...

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