Biden Considering Ending Keystone XL Pipeline Permit on First Day in Office

by Varun Hukeri

President-elect Joe Biden reportedly plans to sign an executive order rescinding the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit on his first day of his office, sources confirmed to multiple news outlets.

The executive order was reportedly included in a briefing note from the Biden transition team circulated over the weekend with industry groups and lobbyists, sources told CBC News. But the decision was not mentioned in incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain’s weekend memo discussing proposed executive orders, Politico reported.

The president-elect is expected to take executive action on climate change during his first days in office. Biden has indicated he will sign executive orders rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and reversing many of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks.

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