Environment & Energy Report

Keystone XL Pipeline Federal Permits Draw Challenge from Tribes

May 29, 2020, 9:38 PM

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued permits for the Keystone XL pipeline without considering the impact of potential oil spills and the impact of construction activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic, two tribes say in a lawsuit filed in Montana federal court Friday.

The proposed 1,209-mile pipeline will carry crude oil across the Canadian border to Steele City, Neb., where it will connect to the existing Keystone Cushing Extension Pipeline.

BLM issued a grant of right of way to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP for the pipeline under the Mineral Leasing Act, and the Corps...

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