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Canada’s Trudeau Gives Up On Keystone XL Pipeline


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Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, said in a Sunday interview on NBC that the decision by Joe Biden’s Administratin to close the Keystone XL pipeline was a disappointment.

He added that he will not fight to restart operations because the United States is determined to cancel it.”I think it’s pretty clear that the U.S. Administration has made up its mind on that, and we’re much more interested in making sure that we move forward in ways that are good for both of our countries,” Trudeau said.

He stated that, although disagreements will always arise in the relationship between the two countries, they will be resolved, because in his opinion there is “a lot that we are going to continue to do together.” He stressed that his country has been committed to combating climate change since he became Prime Minister.

After Biden refused to uphold the trade deal on the oil pipeline linking the two countries, Trudeau praised him for supposedly helping the U.S. to re-engage with its allies. “I think there were certain things that were more challenging under the previous administration in terms of moving the dial in the right direction on the international stage,” he added.

The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline was an executive order signed by Biden within hours of becoming president. The Democratic president’s move means the loss of some 10,000 jobs.

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