Indigenous owned businesses say cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline means more job losses – APTN News

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Indigenous owned businesses say cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline means more job losses – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202141 Views

On the first day of his Presidency, Joe Biden used an executive order to cancel the permit approved by former president Donald Trump to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

The pipeline would have connected Alberta’s bitumen to Nebraska and then to the gulf states further south.

This news is not shocking. Biden campaigned with the promise to do exactly that.

But Indigenous business owners in the oil and gas industry are hoping Biden changes his mind.

Shawn McDonald, president of Resource One Aboriginal Business Association and owner of Black Scorpion Contracting in Alta., says the oil and gas industry is still reeling from the 2014 oil price crash.

Now, with the cancellation of Keystone XL, it will mean even more job losses.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/indigenous-owned-businesses-say-cancellation-of-keystone-xl-pipeline-means-more-job-losses/

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