Sources close to President-Elect Joe Biden have indicated that he will rescind the permit needed to build TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline. The move is seen as an addition to his climate action changes. It also supports a promise that the Canadian government had made to its citizens.
“Biden strongly opposed the Keystone pipeline in the last administration, stood alongside President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject it in 2015, and will proudly stand in the Roosevelt Room again as President and stop it for good by rescinding the Keystone XL pipeline permit,” Biden Campaign Policy Director Stef Feldman said.
President Donald Trump signed the cross-border permit last year after the State Department legally battled with TC Energy for years. TC Energy and Trump are now appealing a ruling from a Montana judge that would block the pipeline due to an insufficient environmental review.
TC Energy nor Trump have issued a comment regarding the matter.