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

December 30, 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 U.S. District Court for the District of Montana in its decision correctly found “resounding evidence” that the Corps’ issuance of nationwide permit (NWP) 12 may...

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