Biden Signs Executive Order Scrapping Plans To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

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President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday canceling the permit that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to cross Canada's border with the U.S.

The order puts a stop to the 1,200-mile pipeline meant to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, which has been hotly contested by environmentalists as a contributor to climate change.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor and economics correspondent, about the years-long controversy over the pipeline and what happens next.

This segment aired on January 22, 2021.


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