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Jun 9 - The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead



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Jun 9 - The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead
 

 
In a shocking move, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has announced it will no longer move forward with the project. The controversial pipeline has been at the center of a f*ght over Indigenous treaties, land rights, and the permitting process. Now, it’s dead.

TC Energy, the company behind the pipeline project, announced that on Wednesday that “after a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta, it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.” The project’s permits were rejected by former President Barack Obama, reinstated by former President Donald Trump, and rescinded again by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. The political seesaw, years of lawsuits, and spirited public opposition to the pipeline appear to have worked. (Disclosure: Prior to becoming a journalist, in 2011, I was arrested at a Keystone XL protest. It was worth it.)

“When this f*ght began, people thought Big Oil couldn’t be beat,’ Bill McKibben, author and the founder of 350 who has fought the pipeline for more than a decade, said in a statement. “But when enough people rise up we’re stronger even than the richest fossil fuel companies.”

The project would’ve transported a staggering 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the Alberta tar sands across the border. The pipeline raised risks of an environmental catastrophe, especially Nebraska’s Sand Hills, where delicate geology meant a spill could’ve contaminated drinking water supplies.

TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline has a history of spilling on the regular, which didn’t exactly bode well for the larger Keystone XL project. It also would’ve been a climate nightmare; tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on Earth, and the pipeline would have locked in a steady stream of it to the global markets.

“For over a decade we’ve said Keystone XL would never be built—and we meant it,” Colin Rees, a campaigner with Oil Change International, said in a text. “KXL has been dead on arrival for years, but it’s good to see TC Energy publicly recognize its own obsolescence. The fossil fuel era is ending—the only question is whether our leaders will prioritize people or polluters in the transition.”

In its announcement that the project was done for, TC Energy CEO François Poirier highlighted the company’s last-ditch effort to make the pipeline palatable by claiming it would be “net-zero emissions throughout its lifecycle,” a cheap marketing gimmick oil companies are deploying with increasing vigor in hopes of keeping polluting projects like this alive. The company also hinted it would continue trying to make climate-friendly oil a thing, which bless their hearts.

It’s hard to underscore how huge a victory this is for activists and particularly Indigenous organizers that have been out in front to stop Keystone XL. It comes as a number of other high-profile pipeline f*ghts are underway, including protesters in Minnesota f*ghting the Line 3 pipeline and the entire state of Michigan locked in a f*ght over the Line 5 pipeline. Both are operated by Enbridge, another Canadian company looking to pump Canadian oil sands into the market. Keystone XL’s cancellation will surely be a wind at their backs. Biden, however, has yet to support those f*ghts. In fact, his administration has undermined another pipeline battle over the Dakota Access pipeline and pushed forward a controversial Arctic drilling project, both of which are opposed by Indigenous groups.

“This news comes as Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is brutalizing Indigenous water protectors resisting the deadly Line 3 tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota. Biden must act immediately to stop Line 3 and shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Rees said.

The world also needs to start building out clean energy infrastructure to replace the dirty infrastructure currently undergirding the economy. On that front, the administration has also said it’s willing to let go of some climate-friendly proposals that are part of its $2 trillion infrastructure package, which immediately received pushback from some Congressional Democrats. How much pressure activists put on the administration on these myriad issues will in many ways define the decades to come. In other words, the f*ghts are nowhere close to over yet.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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 2 weeks ago '11        #2
Broseph Stalin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
yousabitch 
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Good. Protect our planet
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 2 weeks ago '17        #4
LIL SOULJA  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x37
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Good sh*t ... that sh*t was fu*king up the planet and had a chance to cause earthquakes
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 2 weeks ago '10        #5
Trilluminati GA 
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '17        #6
Rule 336  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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Didn't Barack ok this? Smh
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 2 weeks ago '16        #7
smokeytheblunt2 
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 Rule 336 said
Didn't Barack ok this? Smh
Bush signed off on it leaving office, Obama okayed it and then almost immediately delayed it and then trump signed off on it again.............
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 2 weeks ago '17        #8
DaQCKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Good. fu*k them fu*kaz
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '17        #9
Rule 336  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 smokeytheblunt2 said
Bush signed off on it leaving office, Obama okayed it and then almost immediately delayed it and then trump signed off on it again.............
I want to have faith in our government but I don't. What can I do?
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 2 weeks ago '08        #10
stead21  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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So called Clean Energy is still heavily dependent on Fossil Fuels, particularly to build Clean Energy products, its a long road and as long as there are lobbyists, Politics will still be liability and threat to the US Government.
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 2 weeks ago '16        #11
smokeytheblunt2 
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 Rule 336 said
I want to have faith in our government but I don't. What can I do?
I wish I had an answer for you............

when it comes to this sh*t Im one of the most disillusioned people that you'll come across...........

 2 weeks ago '04        #12
GUCCI C0ND0MS 
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Absolutely furious about this, my blood is boiling. We were finally energy independent under Trump, and now Biden is ruining it.
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 2 weeks ago '16        #13
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Good now Formosa need to wisen up as well and gtf

 2 weeks ago '16        #14
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x37
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I think they playing dead


Last edited by foshoVoodoo; 06-09-2021 at 06:12 PM..
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 2 weeks ago '16        #15
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Rule 336 said
I want to have faith in our government but I don't. What can I do?
Short of running for office & beginning a career in politics??

Im getting involved with my home area, Biden talked a big game about Cancer Alley & that’s an area with more “black” people than white.


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 2 weeks ago '08        #16
Skilly713 
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 Rule 336 said
Didn't Barack ok this? Smh

“The project’s permits were rejected by former President Barack Obama, reinstated by former President Donald Trump, and rescinded again by President Joe Biden on his first day in office.“
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 2 weeks ago '04        #17
bibbyboi 
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 GUCCI C0ND0MS said
Absolutely furious about this, my blood is boiling. We were finally energy independent under Trump, and now Biden is ruining it.
But why would this change that? We were energy independent without the pipeline right?
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 2 weeks ago '20        #18
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Will it get resurrected with a republican potus
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 2 weeks ago '07        #19
iTzMe!  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Rule 336 said
Didn't Barack ok this? Smh
He did not
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 2 weeks ago '04        #20
gh3tto 
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 Rule 336 said
Didn't Barack ok this? Smh
why ask stupid questions smh

In 2015 KXL was temporarily delayed by President Barack Obama. On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump took action intended to permit the pipeline's completion. On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the permit

 2 weeks ago '12        #21
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 bibbyboi said
But why would this change that? We were energy independent without the pipeline right?
It doesn't, he's just trolling and has no understanding of whats going on lol
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 2 weeks ago '20        #22
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 LIL SOULJA said
Good sh*t ... that sh*t was fu*king up the planet and had a chance to cause earthquakes
Not only that.. if could leak into drinking water for the Native tribes that are up there!
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 2 weeks ago '19        #23
NamekianGod 
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 DaQCKing said
Good. fu*k them fu*kaz
fu*k you n*gga ! Some of us make a living in oil and gas a**hole. I'm a pipefitter and thats how I feed my family. We can make six figures a year on new construction project like this. You probably some bum a*s Walmart or retail worker.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #24
TROY 
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 Rule 336 said
I want to have faith in our government but I don't. What can I do?
Idk but America too much for me. Gimme 2-4 years and I’m gone with wifey
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 2 weeks ago '19        #25
DadeCounty  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 GUCCI C0ND0MS said
Absolutely furious about this, my blood is boiling. We were finally energy independent under Trump, and now Biden is ruining it.




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