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Biden Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Permit


On President Biden’s first day in office, he revokes the construction permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been mired in controversy since it was proposed more than a decade ago. The $9 billion pipeline was expected to carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast in the United States. Supporters touted its economic benefits and as a way of shoring up the U.S. oil supply. Environmental advocates warned the pipeline could harm the areas it passes through and deepen the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.