STATEMENT: Cancellation of Keystone XL bad news for Alberta

January 21, 2021

EDMONTON, AB – Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, released the following statement regarding the cancellation of Keystone XL:

“Canadian energy workers need a government that will champion their jobs, pipeline projects and get our world class products to market.

“Canadian oil is produced to the highest environmental standards in the world and the government needs to acknowledge and champion the industry’s pioneering efforts. Canadian oil and gas producers are global environmental leaders. But instead of advocating for our workers and their families, the Prime Minister, once again, opted to sit on his hands.

“Yesterday’s cancellation of the Keystone permit is a loss for the thousands of workers across Canada who contribute to producing the world’s most environmentally responsible oil and gas and the companies that supply them. It is a loss for the many Indigenous partners that have been reaching to participate in Canada’s economic opportunities.

“This cancellation is also a loss for the world’s environment. American refineries that would have benefited from environmentally advanced resources may now choose less environmentally responsible inputs.

“We will continue to work on behalf of Canadians and call for both governments to come together and find a resolution.”