However, President Donald Trump reversed the decision shortly after taking office, saying it would bring thousands of jobs.
The administration overturned a ruling by the previous Barack Obama administration in 2015 that denied a permit for the pipeline, largely on environmental grounds.
Work can not proceed until the State Department completes a supplement to the environmental impact statement that complies with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, Morris ruled.
The permit approval followed years of intense debate over the pipeline amid steadfast opposition from environmental groups.
The proposed 1,897-kilometre pipeline would carry crude from Hardisty, Alta., to Steel City, Neb.
From there it would flow to Oklahoma and on to the Texas Gulf coast.
The proposed USA portion of the pipeline would run about 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.
TransCanada, which had been planning the pipeline for much of this decade, had planned to begin construction next year. Construction of the U.S. leg had been scheduled to begin next year.
The court blocked any activity furthering the construction or operation until the U.S. State Department completes a supplement to a 2014 environmental impact statement that complies with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
Other plaintiffs in the suit included The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Bold Nebraska.
"Today's ruling makes it clear once and for all that it's time for TransCanada to give up on their Keystone XL pipe dream", Sierra Club senior attorney Doug Hayes said in a statement.
What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to. GC Images via Getty Images Ariana Grande and Mac Miller attend an Oscars after-party in 2016.
Tuesday's outcome effectively kickstarted the 2020 Presidential campaign in a country that is on a perpetual election cycle. According to U.S. media reports on Thursday, Mueller's team have started writing the final report of the investigation.
If nothing had been done to stop the thinning, the world would have destroyed two-thirds of its ozone layer by 2065, Newman said. This year, the ozone hole over the South Pole totalled almost 25 million square kilometers - 16% smaller than the 2006 peak.
The announcement was made during Netflix's "See What's Next Asia" event at the Marina Bay Sands on Thursday, November 8. Animation studio Anima is producing, with Dai Sato ( Cowboy Bebop , Samurai Champloo ) and Tsukasa Kondo set as writers.
Lavrov emphasized that Russian Federation and its European partners were looking for ways to maintain economic ties with Iran. The other two signatories - Russian Federation and China - are firmly opposed to the sanctions.
It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website . Neighbors told local news channel ABC6 that Long lived with his mother, who had expressed concern over her son's behavior.
In addition to the products themselves, Xiaomi's also launching a physical retail store in Westfield London on November 18. Prices for the Mi 8 range from £22 to £46 a month, with £19 up front, and will be available online and in store.
The Los Angeles Lakers were -22 over their past five games in the rebounding battle prior to Thursday's game against the Wolves. It should come as little surprise, however, as Chandler was linked to L.A . following the news of his buyout with the Suns.
The initiative comes on the heels of Missouri voters rejecting Missouri's "right-to-work" proposition in the 2018 August primary . However, the minimum wage has been the subject of much debate within the Missouri legislature for the last several years.
The Los Angeles Times quoted a law enforcement official as saying at least 30 shots had been fired. One of them was Jason Coffman, father of a 22-year-old man who he learned was among those killed.
A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone
The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well. One UI is a "reengineered" design interface for Android that has been built to assist with one-handed operation.
Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp
Ryan has a son named Jack with Quaid, as well as a daughter, Daisy , whom she adopted after her divorce. The actress took to her Instagram on Thursday, November 8, to share the news in a cheeky post.
12 killed in USA bar shooting
The shooting at Borderline marks the 307th mass shooting in the USA this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive's records. Witnesses told CNN the attacker had a large handgun, wore a black trench coat and glasses and threw smoke grenades inside bar.
Elsa Hosk Models Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra 2018
Elsa - who has been an Angel since 2015 - thinks it is the "most handsome fantasy bra" that Victoria's Secret has ever created. While Elsa is still gearing up for the show, which will air on December 2, she reflected on the magic Fantasy Bras past.
BATE Borisov vs Chelsea predictions and match preview
Chelsea fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration after the Blues endured a hard first-half against BATE Borisov in Belarus. 'We felt that for him it's better to play, not for 90 minutes, but to play after two weeks of not playing.
US to deny asylum claims to illegal border crossers
Administration officials have said existing USA asylum rules encouraged illegal immigration and bogged down legitimate claims. It's unknown whether those in the caravan, many fleeing violence in their homeland, plan to cross illegally.
White House suspends CNN's Jim Acosta
Conservatives, like Ben Shapiro and Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller, called out the White House's lame excuse for the suspension. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. "What do you say to that?" Alcindor moved on to a different topic.
Texas Tech soccer set to host Princeton in NCAA Tournament
Geneseo is making its second-consecutive NCAA appearance after advancing to the NCAA Tournament third round a year ago . It travels to Memphis and won, then it knocked off fellow SEC member SC member, a Final Four team past year 2-1.