This week, Joe and Raichle consider the effects of President-elect Joe Biden's platform on major oil and gas projects in North America. US-Canada relations are tied up in the Keystone XL pipeline, but Biden has promised to rescind the presidential permit the pipeline requires to operate in the US. Meanwhile, projects in Minnesota and Alaska strain the coalition of democrats who elected Biden in November. How will his administration respond?
Articles we considered this week:
The Pipeline That Could Complicate 'Reset' of US-Canada Relations - Aljazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/15/keystone-pipeline-could-complicate-reset-of-us-canada-relations
Would Biden Cancel Keystone XL? - CBC Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxIlp2O2mcA
What Are Joe Biden's Views on Two of the Most Controversial Environmental Projects in Minnesota? - www.minnpost.com: https://www.minnpost.com/environment/2020/05/what-are-joe-bidens-views-on-two-of-the-most-controversial-environmental-projects-in-minnesota/
With oil drilling in ANWR advancing and a possible end to Pebble Mine, what could change for Alaska under Biden? - Anchorage Daily News: https://www.adn.com/politics/2020/12/05/with-oil-drilling-in-anwr-advancing-and-a-possible-end-to-pebble-mine-what-could-change-for-alaska-under-biden/
Music for Oil and Water Relay is by Alexei Desmarais. Special thanks this week to Libby Marks for editorial consultation.