Should the Biden Administrations' Cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline Be Re-evaluated?
• "Our land, water, and people are under direct threat from the KXL pipeline. It is a project that has moved forward without regard to legality or safety. Our water sources are threatened by the dirty tar sand crude, our ancestral homelands are in the direct path of the pipeline, and our people already are suffering the effects of nearby construction worker man camps. Revoking the Trump administration’s illegal permit is a necessary first step towards fixing this situation." Source: Community President Andrew Werk Jr. Fort Belknap Indian Community
• "If we are actually serious about addressing climate change, we need smart solutions that provide cleaner energy at affordable prices through innovation, research, and technology. Eliminating the Keystone Pipeline will make both those objectives more difficult to achieve. Instead of eliminating it, we should embrace it." Source: Rep. Kevin Mcarthy (Republican, California, District 23)
Lawmakers in the Senate have introduced S.171 in a bid to reverse the Executive order which canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline. This transnational pipeline facilitated crude oil imports from Canada to the United States. The bill would establish that a presidential permit, in this case by President Biden, is not required for the construction, operation, or maintenance of the pipeline and its facilities, enabling the pipeline to be built. Sponsor: Senator Steve Daines (Republican, Montana)
- States Sue Biden in Bid to Revive Keystone XL Pipeline (AP News)
- Even without Keystone XL, U.S. set for record Canadian oil imports (Reuters)
- Biden’s Wooing Both Labor And Environmentalists On Climate Change. Oil Pipelines May Drive Them Apart. (Washington Post)
- Keystone XL: Why I Fought For - Or Against - The Pipeline (BBC News)