Victory For Ranchers, Farmers, Native American Tribes, Climate Change & Environmental Activists: Keystone XL Pipeline Finally Officially Canceled
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The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline was officially canceled on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. It’s become a flashpoint in the fight against climate change. Opponents to the project argued that it would hinder American transition to clean energy such as solar and wind. Construction of the project was halted earlier this year after President Joe Biden revoked the pipeline U.S. permit that was approved by former president Donald Trump in 2017. Environmentalists, ranchers, Native American tribes, and climate change activists won the battle and welcome this cancelation. At this point, even the oil companies have come to realize that fossil fuel will no longer make economic sense by 2030 and resistance to clean energy is a losing battle.
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Keystone XL Pipeline expansion of 1900 km pipeline, was originally proposed in 2008, and would have carried crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska, tied to an existing pipeline carrying crude oil to the Gulf Coast. This project was delayed for the past twelve years due to opposition from U.S. land owners, Native American tribes, environmentalists, and climate change activists. After President Biden pulled the permit for the project, Canada’s TC Energy, which owns the existing Keystone pipeline, pledged on Wednesday June 9, 2021, for a safe termination of the project. In the video published on June 10, 2021, “Keystone Pipeline officially canceled after Biden revokes key permit | ANC“, below:
Canada’s TC Energy has cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline expansion project, which would have added 19,000 kilometers to an existing pipeline, and carry Alberta crude oil to the the U.S. Gulf Coast, in the video published on June 10, 2021, “What happens to the $1.3 billion Alberta invested into cancelled Keystone XL pipeline?” below:
Bill McKibben, climate activist and founder of 350.org, talks with Rachel Maddow about the diverse coalition of activists who protested against the Keystone XL pipeline for years leading up to the developer, TC Energy, cancelling the project, and the ongoing resistance to other pipeline projects like the Line 3 pipeline, in the video published on June 10, 2021, “Big Oil ‘Never Lost A Fight Like This’: McKibben On Death Of Keystone XL Pipeline“, below:
In the video published on June 10, 2021, “What does the cancellation of Keystone XL mean for Saskatchewan“, below:
With the development of renewable energy accelerating, the pipeline business increasingly finds itself against the ropes. The Biden administration dealt a death blow to Keystone XL, and the fate of similar projects remains uncertain. As fossil fuel dependency begins to wane, this multibillion dollar industry could soon go the way of the dinosaurs, in the video published on Apr 29, 2021, “Could Oil Pipeline Be Headed For Extinction?” below:
The Biden administration has put an official end to the Keystone XL Pipeline after blocking permit. Fox News Correspondent Casey Stegall with more, in the video published on June 10, 2021, “Keystone XL Pipeline officially canceled after Biden blocks key permit“, below:
University of Calgary’s Richard Masson says politics played a role at the death of the Keystone XL project pipeline. The Alberta government and TC Energy announced today the termination of the pipeline project, in the video published on June 9, 2021, “Alberta ends its involvement with Keystone XL pipeline“, below:
Biden administration has demonstrated its determination to enable transition to clean and renewable energy quickly.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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