Judge Morris is the latest jurist to block Mr. Trump's initiatives under administrative-law rule, claiming that his officials have cut corners in administrative processes to make political decisions.
In 2008, the U.S. State Department issued a presidential permit for the pipeline and TransCanada filed paperwork to expand the project.
The 1,897-kilometre pipeline would carry as much as 830,000 barrels of crude per day from Hardisty, Alta., to Steel City, Neb., and on through a half dozen states to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
What is the Keystone XL Pipeline?
The ruling in Montana against Keystone XL is "eerily similar" to the Federal Court of Appeals ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Chris Bloomer, Canadian Energy Pipelines Association president and CEO.
TransCanada Corp. said it remains committed to its long-delayed, often-challenged $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline Friday even after a USA federal judge blocked the project.
Judge Brian Morris cited a finding in a previous case that "an agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past, anymore than it can ignore inconvenient facts when it writes on a blank slate". It has become the focal point of a decade-long dispute that pits Democrats, environmental groups and Native American tribes who warn of pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions against business groups and Republicans who cheer the project's jobs and potential energy production.
NPR reached out to TransCanada early Friday for comment on the ruling but did not hear back by the time of publishing.
Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil.
The state department has now been ordered to do a more thorough review of the effect on issues like the climate.
"The department's 2017 conclusory analysis that climate-related impacts from Keystone subsequently would prove inconsequential and its corresponding reliance on this conclusion as a centerpiece of its policy change required the department to provide a 'reasoned explanation, '" Judge Morris said.
The proposed US portion of the pipeline would run about 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Construction on the USA section was due to begin next year. The Obama administration stalled the project, only for Trump to revive it.
One of the plaintiffs, the Sierra Club, welcomed the judge's decision.
Stephan Volker, who represented the Indigenous Environmental Network called the order a win.
"We sleep well tonight and tomorrow we continue to keep our guard up, working stronger as good relatives until Keystone XL vanishes, and it will", said Faith Spotted Eagle, member of the Yankton Sioux Nation and Brave Heart Society.
He added that the broken sensor from the Bali-Jakarta flight would be sent to the manufacturer in Chicago for further examination. According to a company statement as of September 30, Boeing had 4,783 firm orders from 98 identified customers for the 737 Max.
Acosta again tried to badger Trump, and the president lost his cool, shouting " that's enough! " at the reporter. Acosta is the guy who comes to the mic during a Q&A to make a rambling statement instead of ask a question.
The Trump administration said it has taken its final steps to remove the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Earlier in the day, Zarif said that the fresh round of US sanctions on Iran has failed to cut Tehran's oil exports to zero.
Now the search company has rebranded the app to be called 'Files by Google, ' as well as revamped the platform's user interface. This can save up to 43% battery usage during video playback and 60% when paused (with the phone set to 100% brightness).
Republicans who charge that the Democratic Party has departed from its pro-Israel bona fides point to Tlaib and Omar as proof. MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators.
Almost 900,000 Oklahomans voted in the June primaries, which was higher than the turnout for the 2014 general election. The Division monitors elections to help determine compliance with these voting rights statutes.
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected into Congress on Tuesday. Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.
House in 2002, Blackburn styles herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative" ready to fight for Trump's agenda. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me, ' the 28-year-old artist wrote in a post on Instagram .
However, there is a little respite due to increased wind speed, but the air quality still remained "very poor". Speaking to ANI, Lal said, "We had a meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal on Monday".
Meanwhile, US crude inventories rose by 5.8 million barrels in the week ending Nov 2, to 431.79 million barrels, the EIA said. Brent futures for January settlement lost 16 cents to US$70.49 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.
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They also agreed to task the CPEC's Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) with formulating ideas to explore new areas of cooperation. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress of CPEC which is a flagship project of Belt and Road initiative.