Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study

Shawnee Rae, age 8, among a group of Native American activists from the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline in Watertown, S.D. in 2015.

Judge Brian Morris wrote the State Department’s analysis of the pipeline’s potential environmental impact fell short of a “hard look” on several items, including greenhouse gas emissions.

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