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Keystone pipeline, symbol to oil's foes and friends, is now dead

Canada's TC Energy, which has been working to develop the controversial pipeline meant to connect crude from Albertan tar sands to southern consumers, has now completely dropped the project after the White House rescinded a residential permit earlier this year.

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TC Energy Corp. has ended its 16-year quest to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a controversial cross-border project that became a litmus test for climate activism and was blocked by President Joe Biden.

Calgary-based TC Energy said in a statement it had formally terminated the project after consultation with the government of Alberta in Canada. It had already suspended construction on the pipeline earlier this year, after Biden revoked a presidential permit for the project.

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