Keystone XL

So it looks like Biden is planning to scrap Keystone XL on day one. One the one hand obviously great news. On the other hand, it shows again what the whole ordeal had already proven so far. Whether or not a pipeline is constructed is not a process that is decided by scientific considerations. It depends mostly on political will. A funny side note is that TC Energy tried to preempt that move by announcing on Sunday that the pipeline would achieve net-zero emissions “across operations”. Well, the emissions of operating a pipeline is not what we are concerned about…

Julian Barg


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  author = {Barg, Julian},
  title = {Julian Barg: Keystone XL},
  url = {},
  year = {2021}