Federal judge halts Keystone XL construction pending new environmental analysis

first_imgFederal judge halts Keystone XL construction pending new environmental analysis FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada project.The ruling deals a major setback for TransCanada and could possibly delay the construction of the $8 billion, 1,180 mile (1,900 km) pipeline.The ruling is a victory for environmentalists, tribal groups and ranchers who have spent more than a decade fighting against construction of the pipeline that will carry heavy crude to Steele City, Nebraska, from Canada’s oil sands in Alberta.U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris’ ruling late on Thursday came in a lawsuit that several environmental groups filed against the U.S. government in 2017, soon after President Donald Trump announced a presidential permit for the project. Morris wrote in his ruling that a U.S. State Department environmental analysis “fell short of a ‘hard look”‘ at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources.He also ruled the analysis failed to fully review the effects of the current oil price on the pipeline’s viability and did not fully model potential oil spills and offer mitigations measures. In Thursday’s ruling, Morris ordered the government to issue a more thorough environmental analysis before the project can move forward.More: US judge halts construction of the Keystone XL oil pipelinelast_img read more

This Queenslander in Moorooka is a modern classic

first_img46 Mayfield Road, Moorooka“We wanted somewhere that felt like home, had a big yard and had a bit of character,” Mrs Forster said.“We found this place after a couple of weeks of looking. We walked in and fell in love with it.”The two-storey home, which sits on an elevated 607sq m block, remains true to its classic character with high ceilings, VJ walls and wooden floors. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaThis quaint Queenslander was just what Ashlee and Troy Forster were looking for when they bought it five years ago.The couple were in search of a bigger place to cater to their growing family when they found the classic home at 46 Mayfield Rd, Moorooka. With a baby on the way and two dogs, they decided it was time to upgrade from their townhouse at Annerley. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020It has three bedrooms and a bathroom on each level.The kitchen, the dining room, the living area and the sunroom are upstairs, as well as all three bedrooms. French doors open on to a large covered deck with views of the city. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaIt is also conveniently close to the city and within walking distance of shops, schools and public transport.center_img 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaMrs Forster said she was going to miss watching the sunset with a glass of wine from her favourite part of the home.“It was definitely the deck and the living area (because) it’s really open,” Mrs Forster said.She said the home was in a friendly neighbourhood with lots of parks nearby. 46 Mayfield Road, MoorookaDownstairs, there is a rumpus room that opens on to an undercover outdoor patio, as well as a second room with a kitchenette.An insulated shed at the back of the garden with a covered outdoor area offers a versatile space ideal for a teenage retreat, “man cave” or home office.last_img read more

The Latest: French court upholds end of soccer season

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___France’s highest administrative court has upheld the decision to cancel the rest of the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic and suspended the relegations of Amiens and Toulouse to the second division. The event in France had already been postponed from July to Aug. 6-9.Organizers say they cannot overcome “uncertainty concerning the opening of borders” with Asia and the United States.Tournament chairman Franck Riboud says the cancellation is “unavoidable in view of the situation with regards to U.S. travel to continental Europe.”The Women’s British Open is still set for Aug. 20-23 in Troon, Scotland.The three majors played in the United States have been rescheduled for later in the year. The Latest: French court upholds end of soccer season ___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967. The Conseil d’Etat issued its ruling after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and the two demoted clubs took the case to court last month in a bid to force the league to play the remaining 10 matches of the aborted season.The league was canceled with Paris Saint-Germain declared champion. Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.The Conseil d’Etat ruled that there was “no serious doubt as to the legality of the decision” to end the season prematurely. But it suspended the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse and ordered the French league to rethink the format of the 2020-21 season.___The Evian Championship women’s major golf tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. June 9, 2020 Associated Press ___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic.José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals. German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions.Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more