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BREAKING: A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration violated bedrock environmental laws when approving #KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline!

The judge blocked any construction and ordered the government to revise its environmental review.
This decision is a significant setback for a pipeline that would be a disaster for the climate, people and wildlife.
“As the court has made clear yet again, the Trump administration’s flawed and dangerous proposal should be shelved forever.” — Jackie Prange, @NRDC senior attorney
“Farmers and our Tribal Nation allies in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana celebrate today’s victory foiling the Trump administration’s scheme to rubber-stamp the approval of #KeystoneXL.“ — Mark Hefflinger, @BoldNebraska
“It’s emblematic of what we’re seeing with the Trump administration, which is a very fast & sloppy reversal of prior decisions…in a way that doesn’t adhere to the rule of law. That’s why we keep winning in the court.”—@NRDC's Jackie Prange on.nrdc.org/2T038MY @washingtonpost
As @NRDC's @joshaxel explains, "Today's legal victory against the pipeline demonstrates just how high the hurdles are for Keystone XL and how low its chances are of ever being built." on.nrdc.org/2zCgN41
The judge found that the Trump administration did not fully study the potential for oil spills or the effects of greenhouse gasses. “#KeystoneXL would be a disaster for the climate and for the people and wildlife of this country." — @NRDC's Jackie Prange on.nrdc.org/2RO2P6J
The federal judged also halted construction on the pipeline. "As the court has made clear yet again, the Trump administration's flawed and dangerous proposal should be shelved forever." — @NRDC senior attorney Jackie Prange on.nrdc.org/2qBQ3fV via @CNN #KeystoneXL
Work on #KeystoneXL cannot proceed until the State Department completes a valid updated environmental review of the project’s impact complies with bedrock environmental law. Learn more: on.nrdc.org/2z1XfXs
The fight against the #KeystoneXL pipeline is more than a decade old, but it's far from over. As proposed, the pipeline would carry up to 35 million gallons a day of tar sands through critical wildlife sources and wildlife habitat to Gulf Coast refineries. on.nrdc.org/2RIbdEH
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