US says it will complete Keystone environmental review

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FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. President Donald Trump has issued a new presidential permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, two years after he first approved […]

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada even if a federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit that blocked the project.
    
President Donald Trump issued a new permit for the $8 billion pipeline last month.
    
In court filings on Tuesday, government attorneys said it is “undisputed” that Trump’s permit is not subject to two major environmental laws – the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act.
    
Nevertheless, the attorneys say the State Department will complete an environmental study ordered by a federal judge in Montana in November.
    
The long-delayed line would carry up to 830,000 barrels (35 million gallons) of crude daily from Canada to Nebraska.

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