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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 @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."
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
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 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:
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.
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