February 18, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EDMONTON, AB – Member of Parliament Matt Jeneroux has moved a motion for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development to study the negative environmental impacts related to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Jeneroux, who represents the riding of Edmonton Riverbend, moved the motion at Wednesday’s meeting, calling on the committee to undertake the study and to have relevant witnesses and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change appear before the committee.
The motion was not immediately voted on.
“Undertaking this study is very important to the natural resources sector and its thousands of workers,” said Jeneroux.
“Every day, I hear from Albertans who are impacted by the shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have a province in crisis from bad policies put in place by this federal government and absolutely no action to help struggling Albertans.”
President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL expansion in January, which has resulted in layoffs for Canadians working on the project. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he’s “disappointed” by the decision but has done little to stand up for Canada’s world-class energy sector.
“Keystone XL is a project of national significance. Securing jobs in the resource sector is an essential part of Canada’s economic recovery and getting Canadians back to work,” said Jeneroux.