Crux Features Eric LeCompte on Biden's Keystone XL Pipeline Project Decision

Crux features Eric LeCompte on Biden's decision to stop the construction pipeline project in Alberta. Read an excerpt below, and click here for the full story.

Environmental activists cheer Biden’s decision to stop pipeline project

By John Lavenburg

In a conversation with Crux, Eric LeCompte, called Biden’s decision “a step in the right direction to lessen our need on fossil fuels and start the move towards a greener economy.”

LeCompte acknowledged this was an expected move Biden had promised, but hopes there will be more prudence from the administration in the future.

“We have to move forward with the decisions that are win-win decisions that look at both workers and the economy as well as climate issues,” he said. “What’s going to be important for the Biden Administration as they move forward is to really be thoughtful as they move towards a greener economy and what they have to do to mitigate job loss in the short term.”

With the decision made, LeCompte said it would be “incumbent upon the Biden Administration to move forward on new green jobs sooner rather than later” to offset the job losses of the transition to a greener economy.

He also noted this increases the need for a new stimulus package.

“What needs to happen, and this is beyond just the pipeline issue, but it’s about delivery to workers in the new stimulus package. That’s where these workers can see real extended relief,” LeCompte told Crux.

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