The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL pipeline terminated the project Wednesday. It would have carried petroleum from the Alberta tar sands to Nebraska and down through the gulf.
After more than a decade of controversy manufactured by progressive environmentalists, the politicized project was finally abandoned by the Canadian firm TC Energy this week, five months after President Joe Biden pulled its construction permit on his first day in office.
In a Wednesday statement, the company said it “will continue to coordinate with regulators, stakeholders and Indigenous groups to meet its environmental and regulatory commitments and ensure a safe termination of and exit from the Project.”
The project’s end at Biden’s behest comes less than a month after Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told reporters “pipe is the way to go” after she outlined challenges of alternative modes of fuel transport in the midst of a crisis shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.
After Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline,