The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigenous groups.
The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Environmental Network and North Coast Rivers Alliance, which alleges that the State Department and TransCanada violated National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, the environmental law described in the order as "the basic national charter for protection of the environment".
In March 2017, President Donald Trump's administration issued a permit approving construction of the pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial project.
The same environmental analysis that the department carried out before denying the permit in 2015 was ignored when the department turned around past year and approved it, the judge argued.
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.
The analysis of a cross-border project like this is done by the State Department. The Obama-appointed judge specifically called out State's disregarding the climate change arguments against the pipeline it had made under Mr. Obama.
Trump under fire for firing Sessions
Bondi has been a stauncher supporter of Trump during his campaign for the presidency and after taking office. Sessions is departing as Mueller's Russian Federation investigation grinds on.
The reversal required a "reasoned explanation" but instead the State Department discarded prior "factual findings", he said.
The US$8-billion project would help carry 830,000 barrels of crude a day from Hardisty, about 200 kilometres east of Red Deer, to Steele City, Neb., where it could then move on to refineries in the central USA and Gulf Coast.
Morris particularly criticized the Trump administration for ignoring the recognized effects of the pipeline on climate change. Construction of the U.S. leg had been scheduled to begin next year.
One of the plaintiffs, the Sierra Club, welcomed the judge's decision.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is receiving a bunch of new content during the month of November, highlighted by a level cap increase. Even so, the developers have made clear their plans to release consistent content updates going forward.
He had also pressed to reauthorize a controversial secret domestic spying program over the Justice Department's protests. He has twice failed in bids for statewide elected office, most recently losing the 2014 GOP primary for the U.S.
In the post, Wade welcomed the baby girl born Wednesday night via surrogate using lyrics from Bill Withers' song " Lovely Day ". The athlete is also dad to a third son, Xavier, who lives with his mother.
Over the past decade, dichloromethane became approximately 60% more abundant in the atmosphere as compared to the early 2000s. The ozone hole has also slightly protected Antarctica from other larger effects of global warming .
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He said he had an army of friends and families on alert, making calls, and watching the news looking out for his son. Helus, "He went in to save lives". "I know he went there with a few of his girlfriends so I am hoping that he's OK".
The dry heat and limited rainfall - in some places, no rainfall at all - contributed to the fire's spread. . "It's very chaotic. She said a group of 20 other patients were initially evacuated but then returned to the facility because of gridlocked traffic.
Google policy already bans excessive consumption of alcohol on the job; while on company business, or at work-related events. Protest organizers said Google publicly champions diversity and inclusion but doesn't do enough to put words into action.
The £500 million Helge Instad was launched in 2007 and is one of five Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates operated by Norway. Coast guard deputy director Johan Marius Ly said helicopter fuel has leaked from the frigate.
Last March, Mellencamp said on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show that it was unlikely he and Ryan would reconcile. Ryan and Mellencamp, 67, were first linked together in 2011 but later split in 2014. "Oh, women hate me".
Police warned people to avoid the area, but said they "are not looking for anyone further at this early stage". The incident occurred on Bourke Street just outside the Target Centre, near the intersection of Swanston St.
Oklahoma rises to No
UCF gave up a bunch of yards to Temple last week and stayed at No. 12 behind Kentucky, which was dominated by Georgia. Kirby Smart told reporters in his weekly press conference he couldn't care where his team is ranked at the moment.
Chrome 71 Will Block All Ads on Abusive Sites in December
In fact, the new browser will remove all ads from sites that feature these types of ads , the company said in a blog post . Webmasters find information about abusive site experiences on their sites in the Google Search Console.
Mens Soccer: Knox to travel to Luther for NCAA Tournament
Geneseo is making its second-consecutive NCAA appearance after advancing to the NCAA Tournament third round previous year . Stanford earned the No. 1 seed in the top left quadrant and USC is the No. 4 seed in the bottom left one.
Anthem is getting Mass Effect armour
For reference, Mass Effect Andromeda runs at 1800p resolution through checkerboard rendering on PlayStation 4 Pro hardware. Andromeda has finally been upgraded with support for Xbox One X .