Some advocates for the project took solace in the fact that Biden himself never reiterated the commitment during the rest of last years campaign.
Kirsten Hillman, Canadas ambassador to the U.S., continued to sing Keystone XLs virtues on Sunday.
The government of Canada continues to support the Keystone XL project and the benefits that it will bring to both Canada and the United States, she said in a statement.
Not only has the project itself changed significantly since it was first proposed, but Canadas oilsands production has also changed significantly. Per-barrel oilsands GHG emissions have dropped 31 per cent since 2000, and innovation will continue to drive progress.
The federal government has beefed up its climate plan in an effort to exceed the current target for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, Hillman said.
Ever since May, Canadian officials have been advocating for a cross-border discussion on climate and energy that would make room for both building the project and reducing emissions at the same time.
Keystone XL fits within Canadas climate plan, Hillman said, adding that it promises good union jobs in both countries at a time when our economic recovery is a top priority.
Underpinned by a crucial and long-standing trade and security partnership, there is no better partner for the U.S. on climate action than Canada as we work together for green transition.