Texas and Montana are leading a multistate lawsuit against the Biden administration for revoking the Keystone XL (KXL) crude oil pipeline’s 2019 presidential permit, arguing the administration lacks unilateral authority to overturn energy policy set by Congress.

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Upon taking office Jan. 20, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) rescinding the approval granted by President Trump for a critical 1.2-mile section of the pipeline crossing the Canada-Montana border. 

“Since his first day in office, President Biden has made it his mission to undo all the progress of the previous administration, with complete disregard for the constitutional limits on his power,” said Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton on Wednesday upon announcing the lawsuit. Revoking the KXL permit...