Environmentalists say strong legal case could derail Keystone XL permit

Environmental groups vowed Saturday to challenge the legality of a State Department decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a day after the project cleared the major political hurdle.
In a report released yesterday, the department said it had no major objections to the 1,179-mile pipeline, which would carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada through the heartland of America to Texas refineries.
Despite the setback to environmental groups and other opponents, those against the project say there is still a strong legal case for denying the federal permit Keystone needs to move forward.
The pipeline now goes to a 30-day comment period and a review by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other agencies.

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Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Environmentalists say strong legal case could derail Keystone XL permit

Environmental groups vowed Saturday to challenge the legality of a State Department decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a day after the project cleared the major political hurdle.

In a report released yesterday, the department said it had no major objections to the 1,179-mile pipeline, which would carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada through the heartland of America to Texas refineries.

Despite the setback to environmental groups and other opponents, those against the project say there is still a strong legal case for denying the federal permit Keystone needs to move forward.

The pipeline now goes to a 30-day comment period and a review by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other agencies.

Read more

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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