Keystone XL halted as Biden Decides to Revoke Permit

TORONTO (AP) – Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been halted as U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit.

Biden’s Day One plan included revoking a presidential permit for the pipeline. The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

The Canadian company says the project has been suspended and over 1,000 jobs will be eliminated in the coming weeks.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that “we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfil his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”

Wednesday Evening Update

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TORONTO (AP) – The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it has suspended work on the pipeline in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit. Biden’s Day One plans included moving to revoke a presidential permit for the pipeline.

The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

The company said Wednesday it will “review the decision, assess its implications, and consider its options.” But it said the project will be suspended.

Wednesday Morning Update

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TORONTO (AP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his officials are in frequent contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office.

Trudeau says over the last number of days, including Tuesday, his officials have communicated arguments in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through northeastern Montana, to the highest levels of his administration.

A few Canadian media outlets reported Sunday that Biden plans to scrap the pipeline immediately upon taking office.

From Tuesday morning

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