The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that President Biden has canceled the $7.7 billion Alaska Pipeline and Northern Gateway project, but the pipeline will remain in place in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will remain open to drill for oil and gas.
Biden has previously said the pipeline would be built on public lands in Alaska and Canada.
He also said it would be a good idea to cancel the $1.9 billion Dakota Access pipeline that the Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing for a possible restart after a major spill in North Dakota.
Biden also said he would like to see the Army move forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
But he has yet to rule out approving the project for construction.
The decision to cancel both projects was made by the State Department’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees federal lands, in consultation with the Army and Interior Department.
The decision will be made by Biden’s administration in due course, officials said.