On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden issued an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on his promise to the climate activists who helped get him elected. During a January 22 call to celebrate Biden's presidential victory, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced Canada's "disappointment" with Biden's decision.
Unlike President Trump, who is an ally of the industry, Biden has emphasized the devastating cost of carbon emissions for the climate. Nonetheless, the oil industry sees the president-elect as open to compromise — and likely constrained by a Republican Senate.
Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.