21 States Sue Biden Over Cancellation Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his Montana counterpart Austin Knudsen are leading a coalition of 21 state attorneys general in a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

What Happened: When Biden took office on Jan. 20, he fulfilled one of his campaign promises by signing an executive order canceling the March 2019 presidential permit for the pipeline signed by his predecessor, President Donald Trump.

The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry approximately 800,000 barrels of oil per day from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would join an existing pipeline traveling to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Construction had already begun on the pipeline, with a completion target in 2023.