Governor Gianforte wrote of the bipartisan support for the pipeline, including Democratic Governors Steve Bullock and Brian Schweitzer. "I was disappointed that you signed an executive order today to halt its construction," said Gov. Gianforte.
Attorneys for the Northern Plains Resource Council, Sierra Club and other groups filed the latest lawsuit against the $8 billion tar sands pipeline in Montana, where they’ve previously won favorable rulings in related cases.
The Northern Plains Resource Council was one of the environmental groups that sought help from the federal courts in stopping the $8 billion Keystone Oil Pipeline, and Judge Brian Morris obliged, stopping the project with a federal court order on Thursday