President has ignored a court order to conduct an environmental review of the pipeline and instead simply issued a new Friday allowing construction.
The permit authorizes energy company Corp. to “construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the international border” at Phillips County, Montana, “for the import of oil from Canada to the United States.”
The pipeline from Nebraska to Canada is part of a planned network to transport between the Gulf coast and Alberta. It could still be blocked, however, by state environmental or other court challenges.
Trump is replacing a 2017 permit after pipeline construction was by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in . Attorney Stephan Volker, who represented environmentalists in the