[WASHINGTON] US President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office, CBC News reported on Sunday, citing sources.
A briefing note from the Biden transition team was widely circulated over the weekend after being shared by the incoming president’s team with US stakeholders, the Canadian broadcaster reported.
The words “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” appeared on a list of executive actions likely scheduled for the first day of Mr Biden’s presidency, according to the report.
Mr Biden’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
The Keystone pipeline is operated by TC Energy Corp. The US$9 billion project, which would move oil from the province of Alberta to Nebraska, had been slowed by legal issues in the United States.