Keystone defeat energizes anti-pipeline activists | TheHill

Keystone defeat energizes anti-pipeline activists | TheHill

Anti-pipeline activists feel energized after the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline announced it would terminate the project following a more than decade-long battle. The news that the fight over that pipeline ended in victory for environmental and Native advocates left opponents of another major pipeline feeling optimistic. Keystone’s termination came amid an intensifying fight over Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which likewise pits some indigenous and environmental groups against a Canadian firm. “Activism is the only thing that works. If people don’t get plugged in and step up and stand up, then they wouldn’t even be talking about this on the news. They wouldn’t be talking about KXL,” said Frank Bibeau, who has represented some of Line 3's opponents in court. “You have to get involved because the entire system is set up to permit these activities,” he added. On Wednesday, TC Energy announced that it was terminating the Keystone project after President Biden Joe BidenJill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week Al Gore lobbied Biden to not scale back climate plans in infrastructure deal White House briefed on …
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