NE Among States Suing Biden Administration To Resume Keystone XL

(KFOR NEWS  March 18, 2021)  (AP)  Attorneys general from 21 states are suing to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

Led by Ken Paxton of Texas and Austin Knudsen of Montana, the states said in Wednesday’s court filing that Biden overstepped his authority when he blocked the 1,200-mile long pipeline on his first day in office.

The attorneys general say Congress should have the final say on the project. Nebraska is one of the 21 states who joined the lawsuit.

The pipeline would carry crude from western Canada’s oil sands region to Gulf Coast refineries. Biden cancelled its permit over longstanding concerns that burning the crude would make climate change worse.

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