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 10/03/2019 Status Report Download Supplemental status report filed by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP and TC Energy Corporation. 09/20/2019 Status Report Download Status report filed by TC Energy. 08/15/2019 Reply Download Reply filed by defendants in support of motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended complaint. 08/15/2019 Reply Download Reply memorandum filed in support of TC Energy Corporation and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP's motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended complaint. 07/29/2019 Statement Download Statement filed by defendants regarding consolidation. 07/29/2019 Statement Download Statement filed by TC Energy in opposition to consolidation. 07/26/2019 Response Download Combined response filed to defendants' motions to dismiss. 07/22/2019 Statement Download Statement filed by Tribal Plaintiffs regarding consolidation. 07/16/2019 Order Download Court directed parties to file statements of position for court's review regarding consolidation of this case with Indigenous Environmental Network v. Trump. 06/27/2019 Motion to Dismiss Download Memorandum filed in support of defendants TC Energy Corporation and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP's motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended complaint. 05/08/2019 Complaint Download First amended complaint filed. 03/27/2019 Response Download Response filed by plaintiffs in opposition to defendants' and defendant-intervenors' motions to dismiss as moot or, in the alternative, for a stay. 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.