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Trump Administration Must Release Keystone Documents or Say Why It Won’t

  • Court sets March 21 deadline for government compliance
  • Foes say pipeline’s approval relied on incomplete information
Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline To Run From Canada To Gulf Of Mexico
Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images North America

The Trump administration must either release documents related to its approval of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline or justify to a court why it won’t.

Environmental groups have argued that the government withheld information in a case challenging the federal cross-border permit granted in March for the $8 billion conduit. On Wednesday, defendants including the U.S. Department of State were ordered by a Montana federal court judge to either supplement the record with the documents by March 21, or say why they must be withheld.