Developer to decide Keystone XL's fate next month
Developers of the Keystone XL pipeline have not yet given up on the crude oil project, even after President Biden threw out a permit for the conduit to cross the U.S.-Canada border earlier this year.
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Court questions BLM defense of leases in sage grouse country
A panel of federal judges appeared sympathetic yesterday to the prospect of allowing the Biden administration to reconsider its process for oil and gas leasing on public lands affecting greater sage grouse habitat — but questioned whether certain leases could be revived under the new regime.
Biden admin asks court to drop Keystone XL lawsuit
The Biden administration this week asked a federal appeals court to close out a dispute over a key permit for the now-suspended Keystone XL pipeline.
Coal company calls for scrutiny of EPA emissions authority
A coal company is joining calls for the Supreme Court to review EPA's authority to broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Biden admin holds firm on Trump-era Dakota Access defense
The Biden administration says it will leave the decision to temporarily stop the flow of crude oil through the Dakota Access pipeline up to the "sound discretion" of a federal court.