UPDATED 11:08 AM PT — Fri. Nov. 9, 2018
President Trump is speaking out against a federal judge’s decision to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana.
While speaking outside the White House Friday morning the president said, “well it was a political decision made by a judge, I think it’s a disgrace, it’s 48,000 jobs, I approved it, it’s ready to start, and I guess they’ll end up going to the Ninth Circuit as usual — we’re slowly putting new judges in the Ninth Circuit, everything goes through the Ninth Circuit.”
On Thursday U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled a supplemental environmental review must be completed before any further work continues.
President Trump revived the project, which was blocked by the Obama administration shortly after taking office.