TC Energy Plans Lawsuit Over XL Pipeline
Hoping to recoup billions of dollars in investments, the Canadian company that wanted to build the XL Pipeline is considering suing US taxpayers for compensation.
The government of Alberta had also invested $1.3 billion in the project. After more than a decade and a half of struggling with US federal regulators and politicians, TC Energy abandoned the project, part of which would have passed through Montana.
The lawsuit has been filed against President Biden for allegedly breaching the NAFTA agreement, when he cancelled the project on his first day in office. The Biden administration also faces another lawsuit regarding the Keystone that was filed in March by 21 states, including Montana, which argues the permit for construction of the pipeline should be determined by Congress and not the president.