Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2021, 12:42 AM

Biden’s Keystone Pipeline Halt Prompts Red States to Sue (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Texas and other red states sued the Biden administration for canceling the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, stepping up a legal fight over the controversial pipeline that is extending into a third presidential administration.

President Joe Biden lacks unilateral authority to change energy policy set by Congress, according to a complaint filed in a Texas federal court on Wednesday. The suit was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen.

“The executive’s unilateral decision to revoke the Keystone XL permit is contrary to the constitutional structure to which the states agreed at the time ...

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