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Conservation Groups Sue U.S. to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

Work on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, should be halted because the U.S. didn’t complete an environmental impact review, advocacy groups said in a lawsuit.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth Inc. and Western Nebraska Resources Council sued the U.S. in Omaha, Nebraska federal court today, calling the government’s review a “sham public process” because the pipeline is moving forward without final approval. They seek a ruling that the work violates the National Environmental Policy Act and an order blocking the pipeline until needed approvals are obtained.