Latest Keystone Pipeline News

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

Apr. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal or civil penalties from demonstrators who engage in "riot...

Appeals court weighs Trump permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Apr. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project. The Trump administration has asked the 9th...

Trump wields presidential power on pipeline, energy projects

Apr. 13, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for Keystone XL and insisted this exercise of presidential authority was not...

Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump's permit

Apr. 5, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling. In November, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris...

Trump issues new permit for stalled Keystone XL pipeline

Mar. 29, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving defiantly to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the project — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed. Trump said the permit issued Friday...

ACLU challenges South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

Mar. 28, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a new law signed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of groups and individuals planning to protest the pipeline or...

Tribes seek to keep flags from Capitol after pipeline bills

Mar. 12, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this session aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Argus Leader reports the quick passage of Gov. Kristi...

South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

Mar. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of...

Panel passes bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

Mar. 6, 2019 7:59 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel voted Wednesday to endorse bills proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at preparing for potential protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite opposition from tribal representatives who said they weren't consulted about the contentious legislation....

Noem offers bills aimed at possible Keystone XL protests

Mar. 4, 2019 9:36 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that she's proposing a new framework for oil pipeline construction before building starts on the Keystone XL pipeline, introducing legislation that would require companies behind such projects to chip in on protest-related expenses and create a...