Say goodbye to the Keystone XL pipeline, for real this time

TC Energy terminated the project

It’s official: The Keystone XL is leaving for good. developer of pipeline announced on Wednesday that it is ending the project.

For years, the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations have gone back and forth to allow the massive transcontinental project to go ahead. On his first day in office, Joe Biden revoked the presidential permit his predecessor had given him. Clearly, that was the nail in Keystone XL’s coffin. Soon after, TC Energy suspended work on the project. “Consider its alternatives,” But until now was not completely left on the pipeline.

“We took a multi-billion dollar corporation and we won!” Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer for the non-profit Indigenous Environmental Network tweeted. “People did it!”

Native American tribes and activists fought for the project for more than ten years. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation sued After the Trump administration allowed the Keystone XL to continue manufacturing. He said in the suit, the pipeline threatened their land and water sources, and the Trump administration did not properly consult with the tribes.

The $8 billion pipeline will pump 830,000 barrels of crude oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it will connect with other pipelines reaching the Gulf Coast.

Prior to TC Energy’s announcement today, a lot of construction had already happened on the pipeline in Canada. the company fired from job Hundreds of workers have since suspended work on the project this year. But neither President Obama nor Biden worried much about killing the pipeline and taking away American jobs. Once built, it will result in only 35 full-time permanent jobs in the US, according to a State Department report. Analysis. Both administrations argued that climate change, made worse by new oil and gas projects, was a major threat to American livelihoods.

Despite the victory against Keystone XL, Pipeline opponents are far from backing down and resting. Protests intensified this week against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which also runs from Alberta to the US Midwest. Enbridge wants to abandon the existing pipeline and replace it with a new one that can hold twice as much crude oil. At least 100 people were arrested during the demonstrations this week. the new York Times Reported.

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