Republicans Still Ignoring Climate Change
A federal judge has blocked the project, saying that Republicans have failed to justify re-starting the project. The judge said that Republicans ignored the facts of climate change, and this violates the "Administrative Procedure Act" which requires "reasoned" decisions for government actions.
The decision is not permanent; it requires the administration to provide further details and justifications. The Trump administration has repeatedly lost in court, as it seeks to remove environmental protections. The Keystone project puts the environment at risk in several ways, and is opposed by many groups. The judges ruling on the Keystone pipeline was long and detailed, which will help future court hearings bring clarity to this issue as well.
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