Biden Issues Order to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden revoked a necessary permit needed to construct the disputed Keystone XL Pipeline, foreshadowing a victory for U.S. landowners, Native American tribes and environmentalists in a lengthy battle spanning nearly twelve years. President Biden’s decision should come as no surprise, as he promised to rescind President Trump’s presidential permit for the pipeline if elected. He previously stated that tar sands are a high pollutant and expressed plans to fully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The pipeline is already under construction in Canada, as the completion of the first pipeline segment across the U.S. border was announced in early 2020. Last October,

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