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ICYMI: Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on "day one" in office


January 20, 2021

Washington Post energy and environment reporter Dino Grandoni reported that one of the president-elect’s first acts in office will be to cancel a key permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a project similar to Line 3. This is widely considered a victory for the climate and environmental justice. Grandoni writes:

Attention is already turning east to another cross-border pipeline. Since 2014, the Canadian firm Enbridge has been aiming to replace a nearly 2,000-mile pipe between Alberta and Wisconsin called Line 3 with a higher-capacity tube.

But anti-pipeline advocates are trying to stall the project in Minnesota, raising some of the same concerns they did with Keystone about potential water pollution if the pipe leaks, in addition to locking in higher global temperatures from the burning of more fossil fuels. The proposed Keystone XL oil conduit is meant to deliver Canadian crude from the tar sands of Alberta to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast, crossing the border in Montana.

“More than any other project in the U.S., it's a Keystone clone,” said Andy Pearson, Midwest tar sands coordinator for the Minnesota branch of the green group, noting the pipeline would transport some of the same Canadian crude Keystone XL would have. “Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and a huge amount of this would go through wetlands with high water quality.”

Read more:

Washington Post, The Energy 202: The pipeline fights are only beginning for Biden

New York Times, Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline permit on his first day in office

Washington Post, President-elect Biden to end Keystone XL pipeline in fight on climate change

CBC, Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on 1st day in office, sources confirm, on News that Biden Will Rescind Keystone XL Pipeline on First Day in Office


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