Bloomberg Law
May 29, 2020, 4:44 PMUpdated: May 29, 2020, 5:19 PM

Keystone Order Prompts Industry ‘Stages of Disappointment’ (1)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Pipeline developers are taking stock of potential delays, and opportunities to fight back in court, after federal judges on Thursday refused to reinstate a critical permit used for Keystone XL and other projects.

“There are various stages of disappointment in the industry because of how far-reaching the impacts are,” said Houston energy lawyer Brandon M. Tuck of Vinson & Elkins LLP.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected requests from the Trump administration and the industry to lift a lower court’s order barring the use of a streamlined program called Nationwide Permit 12 for new oil and ...

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