On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, among the many environmental policies that the new Administration is expected to reverse, President Biden signed an Executive Order revoking a critical permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. “The Permit is hereby revoked,” Biden’s executive order says. “Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”

EMA and MPMA strongly support development of the Keystone XL Pipeline which has had more than ten years of debate and multiple environmental impact studies that have shown the pipeline would have no effect on climate change. Meanwhile, President Biden also announced a moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that Trump’s administration had recently opened to development. Click here for the story.