Keystone XL oil pipeline halted as President Biden revokes permit
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Construction on the long-disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been halted as U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit. 

Biden's Day One plan included revoking a presidential permit for the pipeline that was granted by former President Donald Trump in March 2019.

The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that "we are disappointed but acknowledge the president's decision to fulfil his election campaign promise on Keystone XL."

The revoking of the permit was part of one of the executive orders that Biden signed on his first day in office. The order is titled "protecting public health and the environment and restoring science to tackle the climate crisis."

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