State AGs Ask Biden to Restart Keystone XL Pipeline

By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — Attorneys general from 16 states asked President Joe Biden to reinstate the Keystone XL project in light of rising gasoline prices and U.S. efforts to secure oil supplies from Canada and other foreign nations.

In June 2021, TC Energy Corp. terminated the Keystone XL pipeline project after Biden’s January 2021 executive order revoked the project’s federal permit. The actions ended what some political and business leaders in Midwest states say would have been an economic boost.

Twenty-one states unsuccessfully challenged Biden’s executive order in court, in a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Texas.

Attorneys general from Montana, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming said in a letter to Biden on Monday that their greatest fears about how cutting the project would affect energy prices have come true.

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