Biden to scrap Keystone XL pipeline permit: Canadian media

Montreal (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden plans to scrap the permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the US, two Canadian broadcasters said Sunday. CBC and CTV cited sources and notes from Biden’s transition team that indicate he will rescind the permit via executive order following his inauguration on Wednesday. The $8 billion pipeline extension would transport about 500,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada’s tar sands in Alberta to refineries in coastal Texas. Owned by TC Energy and the government of Alberta, the extension was blocked in 2008 by then-presi…

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