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Opponents Of Keystone NWP 12 Urge 9th Circuit To Uphold Permit Vacatur

December 31, 2020
Environmentalists and 12 states are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a district court’s ruling that vacated use of a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, backing the ruling’s finding that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to follow Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements when issuing the permit. The court filings are the latest sparring over the long-delayed Keystone project, which at times has served as a proxy for climate change and energy battles...

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