After 11 years, Canadian Developer Terminates Keystone Pipeline

June 9, 2021, 5 p.m. ·

The first Keystone pipeline was buried in Nebraska in the late 2000s with little opposition, but the Keystone XL project never got off the ground. (Photo by Grant Gerlock, Nebraska Public Media News)

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The Keystone XL Pipeline is officially no more, as TC Energy, the company that developed the controversial pipeline, announced on Wednesday the company terminated the years-long project.

The Canadian owners said after a review of its options and consulting with the Government of Alberta, a partner in the effort, they made the decision to terminate the project, according to a statement from the company.

Reports indicate the developers scrapped the project after the Biden Administration revoked federal permits to deliver the oil across the Canadian border in January 2021.

The 1,210 mile pipeline would have ran north to south through eastern Nebraska. The project, started in the late 2000s, became a long-running political and legal battle for many in the Midwest. Landowners in Nebraska challenged seizure of their land by the company, resulting in years of delays.