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    Federal US Court Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

    Claiming the government failed to fully analyze the long-delayed pipeline’s environmental impact, a federal judge in Montana has halted construction, delivering a victory to environmentalists and indigenous rights groups and a blow to the Trump administration. The project, meant to carry crude oil from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, was approved by President Trump last year in order to lower prices, boost jobs and diversify the country’s oil supply. Thursday’s ruling requires authorities to update a 2014 environmental review to examine greenhouse gas emissions and the risk of oil spills.

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