TC Energy Corp. plans to wind down more than 1,000 construction works in connection with the decision to cease work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project.

The company halted work on the project on Wednesday when U.S. President Joe Biden canceled an important presidential permit for the pipeline’s border crossing.

TC Energy had previously warned that blocking the project would result in the laying off of thousands of union workers who are building the pipeline.

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The 1,947 kilometer pipeline is expected to carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Hardisty, Alta, to Steele City, Neb.

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Around 200 kilometers of pipelines have already been installed for the expansion, including across the Canadian-American border. Construction of pumping stations in Alberta and several US states has begun.

TC Energy announced a plan on Sunday to eliminate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from operating Keystone XL, even if the future seemed dubious.

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