UPDATE - Trump Slams Biden For Rejecting Keystone While Supporting Nord Stream 2
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Sun 06th June 2021 | 07:40 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 06th June, 2021) Former US president Donald Trump has critiqued the administration of US President Joe Biden for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
"If you like the environment the pipeline is much better than railroad tracks and is much better than trucking ... it's great, and they ended it," Trump said at the Republican Party convention in North Carolina on Saturday, also accusing Biden of supporting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Keystone is an oil pipeline system that moves Alberta crude oil from the Canadian town of Hardisty to refineries and tank farms in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas. The first three phases of the system are currently operational, however, the construction of the fourth phase, better known as Keystone XL, which is planned to transport oil to the US state of Nebraska, has caused a major uproar on both sides of the border.
US oil and gas consultants told Sputnik at the end of March that a lawsuit filed by 21 Republican-led US states seeking to revive the Keystone XL pipeline after it was blocked by Biden stands on solid legal grounds but the outcome of the legal battle is difficult to predict.