NOTLEY RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF KEYSTONE XL CANCELLATION
The following is a statement from Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley on news that President-elect Joe Biden may revoke permits to construct the Keystone XL pipeline:
“The risk surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline has been very obvious for some time. Nevertheless, Jason Kenney jeopardized up to $7.5 billion of Alberta taxpayers’ money on this project and now we’re learning it may be stopped altogether.
“While there’s no question that the successful completion of KXL can be beneficial to Alberta’s economy, the Premier has never come clean on the economic and risk analysis associated with his massive gamble.
“From the moment that Albertans’ dollars were put at risk, Jason Kenney has also continued to reject the importance of a strong environmental and climate policy that would help make the case for KXL.
“This is a Premier with no vision for the future and no willingness to listen to international investors practically begging for a real plan to acknowledge and combat climate change.
“With KXL facing critical moments in the coming days, Albertans deserve to know exactly how much of their money is at stake. Jason Kenney and the UCP need to stop hiding this deal from Albertans and finally release it in its entirety.”