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Montana judge blocks Keystone XL

FILE: TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities are seen in Hardisty, Alta., on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. TransCanada Corp. says it is going ahead with a $2.4-billion expansion of its NGTL natural gas system in Western Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Montana District Court judge has overturned the construction permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

The pipeline was denied a permit by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015.

U.S. President Donald Trump made it a priority after taking office and asked TransCanada to resubmit its proposal.

MONTANA (NEWS 1130) РAnother legal roadblock for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

A judge in Montana has blocked approval of the line citing several issues, including the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

TransCanada had said they planned to start construction on the pipeline in early 2019.

The pipeline was denied a permit by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015, but Donald Trump made it one of his priorities of taking office to approve it and asked the Calgary based company to re-submit the line.

Keystone XL, which was first proposed by the company in 2008, would run from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska where it would connect with other pipelines.