Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he was “disappointed” in President Biden’s pledge to revoke a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — as the company behind it said work on the project was being suspended.
In a statement issued following Biden’s inauguration, Trudeau said he “spoke directly” to Biden about the $8 billion project in November, and other Canadian officials “made the case” in favor of it “to high-level officials in the incoming administration.”
“While we welcome the President’s commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau noted that “Canada is the single-largest supplier of energy to the United States, contributing to U. S. energy security and economic competitiveness, and supporting thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.”
“Workers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and across Canada will always have our support,” he added