Biden Cancelled The Keystone XL Pipeline & Canada's Politicians Have Mixed Reactions
Justin Trudeau has spoken out, too.
Jan 21, 2021, 8:21 AM
Within hours of moving into the White House, President Joe Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, which was set to transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Nebraska.
Shortly after the pipeline cancellation was announced, Justin Trudeau responded with a formal statement which acknowledged Biden’s decision to “fulfil his election campaign promise.”
Please read my statement on Keystone XL: https://t.co/rgPY3Izp7U— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) 1611185376.0
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also spoke out about the decision, taking to Twitter to reveal he felt “disturbed” by the move.
The United States is our most important ally & trading partner. As friends & allies, we are deeply disturbed that… https://t.co/9LiXJn6RBl— Jason Kenney (@Jason Kenney) 1611199292.0
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole issued a statement saying it was a “devastating” response from the new president and blamed Trudeau for not doing enough to “stand up for our world-class energy sector.”
Today’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline extension is devastating. We need to get as many people back to w… https://t.co/9mFC36dwBc— Erin O'Toole (@Erin O'Toole) 1611185488.0
On the other hand, Canada’s Green Party leader was pretty positive about the cancellation and described Biden’s decision as “powerful proof” of his commitment to tackling climate change.
Today's Executive Order revoking #KeystoneXL is powerful proof @JoeBiden plans to make climate leadership a hallmar… https://t.co/zEPPLnK8vc— Annamie Paul (@Annamie Paul) 1611185827.0
While Jagmeet Singh did not respond to the announcement on Wednesday, he has previously made his opinion on the pipeline clear by saying it “would neither create sustainable jobs nor protect the planet.”
I have always maintained that the Keystone XL project would neither create sustainable jobs nor protect the planet… https://t.co/mpLs4VZloX— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh) 1611020286.0