Kenney calls for action on Keystone

Marco Green
January 23, 2021

The Keystone is an oil pipeline system that transports Alberta crude oil from Canada to processing and storage facilities in the U.S. states of Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.

Kenney told MacCallum Alberta ships $100 billion worth of energy to the US annually and that KXL would've increased that shipment in "safe, modern" way. "Keystone XL would have meant a significant, safe, modern increase in that shipment", Kenney said.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, under Biden's new administration, said on Wednesday it would end all new enrollments in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, which since 2019 has forced more than 65,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings, sometimes for months or even years. Trump revived the project and has been a strong proponent of the measure-with the support of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed migration, the coronavirus pandemic and co-operation on development on Friday during their first phone call since the American took office this week.

Trudeau has been careful to point out that Biden's campaign had already promised to block the expansion.

Peterson voiced his opinion as he shared a tweet featuring a link to an article in the Edmonton Journal regarding the matter in question, whose author posed the following question in the headline: "Will the United States choose Alberta crude or go with massive job losses and dictator oil?"

Biden's move has been praised by environmental groups.

The White House press secretary says the two leaders will discuss the important relationship between Canada and the United States, as well as Biden's decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. "It sets the stage for a more prosperous future powered by clean energy". Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

"This is a good day, a good decision, for OPEC producers", said Kenney, "If (Gulf refineries) don't get (heavy crude) from Canada, they've gotta get it from places like Venezuela".

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