Province Considering Legal Action To Keep Keystone Alive

Premier Jason Kenney is claiming the province will consider legal action to advance the Keystone XL pipeline if needed.

This comes after CBC News reported incoming U.S. President Joe Biden planned to rescind the project on his first day in office.

“As President-elect Biden’s green jobs plan acknowledges, Americans will consume millions of barrels of oil per day for years to come,” added Kenney.

The government of Alberta has already invested $1.5 billion dollars in the pipeline, with plans to provide an additional $6 billion this year.

Natural Law Energy, a coalition of First Nations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, has also invested $1 billion in the project.

Kenney argued canceling the project would be harmful to both the American and Canadian economies.

“The Keystone XL pipeline also represents tens of thousands of good-paying jobs that the American economy needs right now.”

“That is why major American labour unions who supported President-elect Biden’s campaign strongly back the project, as do First Nations who have signed partnership agreements, and all state governments along the pipeline route.”

Biden is set to be sworn in on January 20.

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