President Biden pushed America in the right direction by canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, believes Bill McKibben of The New Yorker. The pipeline, which would have run from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico, posed an immense danger to the environment. Indigenous peoples and local ranchers would have seen their territories bisected and polluted by the pipeline. Biden can and should compensate for potential lost jobs with new green projects that offer good employment opportunities. Wind turbines and solar panels, not heavily polluting oil pipelines, are the way forward.
President Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline is a diplomatic and economic blunder, writes Michael Taube in the Washington Post. This is an opportunity to create many great jobs on both sides of the border while strengthening the US-Canada friendship. Biden is letting his agenda be controlled by left-wing and environmentalist elements in US society. He should embrace international cooperation and economy-boosting projects like this one. His decision is making Trump critics rethink their support for Biden, given that the former president supported the pipeline.