President Donald Trump on Friday blasted the Keystone XL Pipeline location and said he was going to cancel the pipeline project unless it was re-engineered.
Trump’s announcement came after an environmental review panel concluded the pipeline would cause little or no environmental damage.
It would be the first major oil pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canada border in nearly three decades.
“There’s nothing good that could happen to our country unless we get this pipeline approved,” Trump said at a news conference at the White House.
“It’s not a very nice thing.
It’s not good for our country, it’s not great for our environment, it doesn’t even work, and it’s a bad deal for taxpayers.”
In an emailed statement, the U of S. Army Corps of Engineers said the decision to not move forward with the pipeline was based on the safety and security of the pipeline and the health and safety of our people.
It said it was reviewing the final environmental assessment.
The White House also issued a statement saying it was disappointed that the Trump administration did not pursue Keystone XL and the pipeline location.
The project has been plagued by delays since its announcement in June, with opposition groups such as the Sierra Club and 350.org fighting to stop it.