The company in charge of the Keystone XL pipeline has officially nixed the project after President Biden ended it by executive order on his first day in the White House.
The Hill reports:
A statement from TC Energy said that after “a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta, it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.”
“We value the strong relationships we’ve built through the development of this Project and the experience we’ve gained,” François Poirier, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
Former President Trump had championed the vessel, which would have shipped carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. across 1,200 miles.
The vessel’s proponents say it would have brought jobs and revenue, while opponents argue that the country shouldn’t import tar sands oil, and tribes have said the Trump administration ignored their treaty rights when approving the pipeline.
Republican states have decried Biden’s decision to end the pipeline saying it directly impacts jobs and American’s livelihoods. Since Biden’s order, more than 20 Republican Attorneys General have launched lawsuits against Biden to reinstate the pipeline.