Trudeau says will keep pushing Biden to save Keystone pipeline

Ottawa (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he would press US President-elect Joe Biden in the coming days to reconsider his decision to scrap the Keystone XL pipeline connecting the Alberta oil sands to coastal refineries in Texas. Upon taking office Wednesday, Biden is expected to quickly rescind a permit for the pipeline via executive order, effectively blocking completion of the project started almost a decade ago. “I brought up this issue in my very first conversation with President-elect Biden before Christmas,” Trudeau told a news conference. “Over the past number…

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