Joe Biden to Rescind Keystone XL Pipeline
Permit on First Day in Office.
President-elect Joe Biden is
expected to yank the permit for
TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline
as soon as he’s in office. .
His transition team declined to comment, but three
different sources have confirmed the news to 'POLITICO.'.
Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s ambassador to
Washington, declined to confirm reports as well, saying that
Canada was still in favor of the cross-border permit.
The Government of Canada continues to
support the Keystone XL project … Keystone
XL fits within Canada’s climate plan. It will
also contribute to U.S. energy security
and economic competitiveness, Kirsten Hillman, via 'POLITICO'.
The Keystone pipeline has been a major
point of controversy for a decade.
President Barack Obama
delayed the project in 2015, which
then-Vice President Biden supported. .
During his first week in office in 2017,
President Donald Trump revived the pipeline
with a presidential memorandum. .
Environmentalists have praised Biden’s
reported plan to rescind the pipeline’s permit,
saying he is showing “courage and empathy.” .
President-elect Biden is showing courage and
empathy to the farmers, ranchers and tribal
nations who have dealt with an ongoing threat
that disrupted their lives for over a decade, Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska, via 'POLITICO'.
On Sunday, TC Energy announced
that the Keystone XL pipeline would be able to
achieve net-zero emissions by 2023.