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PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains responds to reports that Biden will rescind Keystone XL permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2021 CONTACTS: Dustin Ogdin, Northern Plains Communications Director, dustin@northernplains.org BILLINGS, Mont. – Canada’s CBC News first reported over the weekend that President-elect Joe Biden plans to make good on a campaign promise to stop the Keystone XL pipeline by rescinding the cross-border KXL permit as early as his first day […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Conservation groups appeal rushed decision regarding Keystone XL waterway crossings in Montana

DEQ refused to evaluate full scope of project and admits failure to meaningfully review public comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2021 HELENA, Mont. –  Today, the Northern Plains Resource Council and the Sierra Club appealed the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) issuance of a water quality certification for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. […]

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Press Release: In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water Crossing Permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 6, 2020 Court Rejects Push from Trump Admin to Allow Construction of Keystone XL Through Waterways Amid Appeal Washington, DC — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined a request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow Keystone XL to proceed under Nationwide Permit 12, a key water […]

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Press Release: Northern Plains files opening brief in expanded legal challenge to Keystone XL pipeline

Illegal pipeline approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019 GREAT FALLS, Mont. — In concert with other conservation and landowners’ groups, the Northern Plains Resource Council filed their opening brief today in their federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s illegal approval of the Keystone […]

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Press Release: Speakers gather from across West to voice concerns over KXL threats to water, climate, and land rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – Speakers from across the western United States gathered in Billings, MT yesterday for a rally demanding protection for water, climate, and land rights against the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a project of Canada’s TC Energy Corporation.The rally was organized by the Northern Plains Resource Council and […]

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Media Advisory: Billings rally to protect water and climate from KXL Pipeline scheduled before restrictive State Department meeting

Speakers gather from across the West to ensure the public is heard  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – The Northern Plains Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) have organized a rally and speaking event at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday, October 29 at 4 p.m. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains launches new legal challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline approval

Trump administration violated National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act by approving controversial tar sands pipeline FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2019 Great Falls, MT— Northern Plains Resource Council joined a coalition of conservation groups in filing a federal lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ illegal approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to […]

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Press Release: President Trump revokes 2017 Keystone XL Presidential Permit

White House attempts to usurp separation of powers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – Late this afternoon, the White House issued TransCanada a new Presidential Permit taking the unusual step of revoking its own prior 2017 permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. A Montana federal district court ruling in November of 2018 found that […]

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Press Release: Federal judge denies pre-construction work on Keystone XL pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2018 Great Falls, MT – U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled today that TransCanada is prohibited from field activities related to the construction of their proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Today’s Supplemental Order clarifies the court’s November 8 decision which found that the Trump Administration failed to comply with environmental laws in issuing […]