Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline
President Donald Trump, a Republican, had made building the pipeline a central promise of his presidential campaign.
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Biden, who will be inaugurated on Wednesday, was vice president in the Obama administration when it rejected the project as contrary to its efforts to combat climate change.
The words “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” appear on a list of executive actions likely scheduled for the first day of Biden’s presidency, according to an earlier report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC)
Biden, a Democrat, had earlier vowed to scrap the oil pipeline’s presidential permit if he became president.