MONTANA (NEWS 1130) – Another 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.