Description: Challenge to presidential permit for Keystone XL pipeline.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Department of State
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/10/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Indian Tribes Filed Lawsuit Challenging Keystone XL Permit . The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community filed a lawsuit challenging the presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The plaintiffs asserted claims under the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Among other things, they alleged that the 2017 decision granting the permit lacked any analysis of the impacts the pipeline would have on climate change, foreign policy, national security, and the economy. They also alleged that the 2017 decision ignored or contradicted specific factual findings and analyses in then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s 2015 decision denying the permit.