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By LuAnn Schindler

KXL pipeline project scrapped


January 28, 2021

After nearly 13 years of debate, impact studies, hearings and executive orders, a proposed pipeline route criss-crossing Holt and Antelope counties will not be constructed.

In one of his first actions as president, Joe Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, Jan. 20.

The pipeline would have stretched from Alberta, Canada, across the U.S. border and through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, pushing approximately 800,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day.

Per section six of the executive order, Biden said, “The Keystone XL pipeline disserves the U.S. national...

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