On Wednesday, June 9, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were officially canceling the Keystone XL pipeline – nearly thirteen years of organizing later.
Yes – it’s finally true! TC Energy stated that after “a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta, it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.” They also announced that they would work with regulators and others to “safely terminate” the project. This means removing pipe in places where it’s already been installed and removing equipment that’s been sitting around in anticipation of construction beginning.
Dena Hoff, a Glendive farmer and Northern Plains member says, “We can now move to create good-paying, homegrown jobs from clean energy and the cleanup of past fossil fuel development.”
What more can be said?! This is monumental news, and an enormous testament to the hard work of Northern Plains members and leaders, and so many others – especially our allies on Fort Peck and the Assiniboine & Sioux tribes. This fight is bigger than us, but we’ve played a big role in it along the way. Congratulations, and go celebrate!