What does the end of the Keystone pipeline mean for US energy?

A supply depot servicing the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline lies idle in Oyen, Alberta, Canada February 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Todd Korol

Attempts to build the the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast have been abandoned after more than a decade of opposition from environmentalists, dropping oil prices, and the Biden administration’s drive to decarbonize the U.S. economy. Samantha Gross explains the implications of Keystone’s cancelation for other pipeline projects, U.S. emissions, and the future of fossil fuel infrastructure.

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