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Silver pipelines photographed through a chain link fence
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Thursday Feb. 6 filed a lawsuit with the goal of learning how the state may respond to expected protests against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

A map of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route through northeastern Montana.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Department of Interior on Jan. 22 signed off on a section of the Keystone XL pipeline that will pass through 44 miles of federally-managed land in Montana.

A sign for TC Energy on a fence with pieces of pipeline in the background.
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A U.S. district judge in Montana ruled Friday that tribal and environmental lawsuits against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline may go forward.

A photo of the Keystone Pipeline taken by a Flickr user in 2008.
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A new report says the Keystone XL pipeline would exacerbate the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana and other Northern Plains states in the project’s proposed path.

Land Affected By Keystone Pipeline Leak Bigger Than Thought

Nov 20, 2019
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated by state regulators to have affected about 209,100 square feet of land near Edinburg. State regulators had said the leak affected about 22,500 square feet of land.

A comment box from the U.S. State Department for thoughts on an recently updated environmental draft for the Keystone XL pipeline on October 29, 2019.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

The public has until midnight Monday to comment on the recently updated draft environmental impact study for the Keystone XL pipeline. Commenters include Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock.

Keystone Pipeline To Remain Closed Until Corrective Action Taken

Nov 7, 2019
Keystone Pipeline pumping station in Nebraska.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in northeastern North Dakota.

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons In North Dakota

Oct 31, 2019
Keystone Pipeline pumping station in Nebraska.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven states has leaked an unknown amount of crude oil over more than quarter-mile swath in northeastern North Dakota, state environmental regulators said Wednesday.

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The public had its first and only chance to meet with State Department officials about a new environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday. 

A train ships pieces of pipeline materials.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

A coalition of conservation groups on Monday sued to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.