‘It’s Time to Go a Step Further’: With KXL Dead, Pressure Intensifies for Biden to Kill Line 3

Homepage | Forums | Topics In Depth | Science and Environment | ‘It’s Time to Go a Step Further’: With KXL Dead, Pressure Intensifies for Biden to Kill Line 3

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    Posts
    • #428905
      eridani
      Participant
      • Total Posts: 9,009

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/its-time-go-step-further-kxl-dead-pressure-intensifies-biden-kill-line-3

      The $9 billion Line 3 project—which if built as planned will carry up to 750,000 barrels of crude tar sands oil, the world’s dirtiest fuel, from Alberta to the port of Superior, Wisconsin—will cross Anishinaabe treaty land without the tribe’s consent. The project’s planned route traverses more than 200 bodies of water and 800 wetlands, raising red flags not only about its impact on the climate, but also about accidents and leaks that plague pipelines.

      The protests drew international attention and galvanized campaigners to push the Biden administration to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend or revoke the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for Enbridge, the Canadian company building Line 3.

      Biden previously delighted pipeline foes when he rescinded the federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day of office following years of grassroots organizing. On Wednesday, TC Energy, the Canadian firm behind Keystone XL, said it has terminated the project.

      However, the president has disappointed many activists by refusing to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), site of massive direct action protests at Standing Rock in 2016, and for defending a massive Trump-era drilling project in Alaska that is expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil per day over a 30-year-period.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #428906
      eridani
      Participant
      • Total Posts: 9,009

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/09/keystone-xl-dead-after-10-year-battle-climate-movement-victory-over-tar-sands

      After more than a decade of grassroots organizing, agitation, and tireless opposition by the international climate movement, the final nail was slammed into the Keystone XL’s coffin Wednesday afternoon when the company behind the transnational tar sands pipeline officially pulled the plug on its plans.

      Following consultation with Canadian officials and regulators—including “its partner, the Government of Alberta”—TC Energy confirmed its “termination” of the project in a statement citing the revocation of a federal U.S. permit by President Joe Biden on his first day in office on January 20 as the leading reason.

      Climate campaigners, however, were immediate in claiming a final victory after years of struggle against the company and its backers both in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa.

      “TC Energy just confirmed what we already knew but it’s a thrilling reality all the same—the Keystone XL pipeline is no more and never will be,” said David Turnbull, strategic communications director with Oil Change International (OCI).

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.