Biden Plans To Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit On First Day In Office

Monday, January 18th 2021, 8:51 am
By: News 9, News On 6

President-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office.

"Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit" is one of many Day 1 executive actions listed on a briefing note from the Biden transition team according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp report. The decades-long project would move oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska, and has faced challenges from environmental groups and several legal issues in the United States.

Former President Barack Obama ended the project in 2015, arguing that Canada would gain most of the economic benefits and that the project would add to greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump issued a permit in 2017 that allowed the line to move forward.

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