US Supreme Court Rejects Request To Unblock The Construction Of The Keystone XL Pipeline
US Supreme court rejected a request from the administration of President Donald Trump to cancel the decision to block the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to the NY Times.
Earlier in April, the district court of Montana blocked a permit issued to units of the US army corps of engineers to cross reservoirs during the construction of pipelines.
In November 2016, then-US President Barack Obama announced the decision to abandon the Keystone XL project, saying that it "does not meet the interests of US national security." But in January 2017, the new President of the country, Donald Trump, signed an Executive order canceling the decision of the previous US administration.
In the same month, TransCanada submitted a new application to the US State Department for the construction of the pipeline. But in November 2018, a Montana court blocked the pipeline's construction, as it considered incomplete the justification provided by the current US administration for the feasibility of the project.
However, in March 2019, Trump signed a new decree on the construction of the oil pipeline, which "to avoid discrepancies" canceled the previous decree and was drawn up in such a way that it is no longer "subject to review and revision in the courts."
The pipeline will deliver more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to refineries in the US States of Texas and Louisiana. The length of the pipeline should be 1.9 thousand km from the city of Hardisty (Alberta, Canada) to steel city (Nebraska, USA), where fuel will be pumped through other oil pipelines further to the South of the United States.