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Biden Blocking Keystone Threatens to End Mega Pipelines Era

  • Even under Trump, major projects were scrapped amid opposition
  • Williams CEO says new greenfield pipelines won’t get funding

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Joe Biden’s move to block the $9 billion Keystone XL project is the clearest sign yet that constructing a major new pipeline in the U.S. has become an impossible task.

The incoming president has pledged to reshape the U.S. energy sector and accelerate the transition from fossil fuels, and the cancellation of the proposed link to Canada’s oil sands will be one of his first big environmental actions.