Federal Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline -- Because 'Global Warming'

Chris Menahan
Nov. 10, 2018

Once again, an activist judge has ruled President Trump cannot undo through executive fiat what President Obama enacted through executive fiat.

From the Washington Times:
A federal judge blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration hadn’t justified changing President Obama’s earlier rulings.

Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for Montana, who was appointed by Mr. Obama, handed environmentalists a huge victory by saying Mr. Trump’s decision to sign the permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline shortly upon taking office did not have a sufficient basis.

According to a report in The Hill, Judge Morris said the State Department didn’t properly take into account the effects of global warming, the risk of oil spills and worldwide oil prices.

“The major spills that occurred between 2014 and 2017 qualify as significant. The department would have evaluated the spills in the 2014 [environmental review] had the information been available,” Judge Morris wrote.

Judge Morris also said State didn’t properly justify approving the pipeline in 2017 under Mr. Trump after rejecting it in 2015 under Mr. Obama. The Obama-appointed judge specifically called out State’s disregarding the climate change arguments against the pipeline it had made under Mr. Obama.

“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 department instead simply discarded prior factual findings related to climate change to support its course reversal.”
We're living through a tragic comedy.

Global warming has been shown to be a total hoax and all of the predictions scam artists like Al Gore made have failed to come true -- nonetheless libs are just running with it and trying to bring the dead meme back to life.

This judge has taking it upon himself to proclaim global warming to be scientific fact and has usurped the will of our president and all the voters who elected him on a platform of scrapping this pseudo-religious nonsense.

Republicans need to stop being cowards and start moving to have activist judges impeached.

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