Trump Administration Takes Keystone XL Dispute to Supreme Court

June 24, 2020

The US Solicitor General has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of a federal judge in Montana that invalidated a federal permit frequently issued as part of pipeline projects.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a prior request to suspend the Montana-based federal judge’s ruling.  “The district court had no warrant to set aside NWP 12 with respect to Keystone XL, let alone for the construction of all new oil and gas pipelines anywhere in the country,” the US Solicitor General wrote.