In February, President Donald Trump announced a $1 billion investment to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas, but it’s unclear whether he’ll go along with his pledge to allow American beef to be imported into the United States.
While the United Kingdom and Australia have announced similar pipelines, there’s no indication that they’re making a similar commitment.
Trump has made it a priority to create a domestic market for U.K. beef, but he hasn’t indicated when he might finally be willing to allow the importation of American beef into the U..
“I don’t know if we can make a decision on this one right now,” White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom said Tuesday.
“We have a lot of work to do and we’re looking forward to making that decision in the coming weeks.”
Strom wouldn’t elaborate on whether that will include beef from Canada or U.A.E. The U.N. has set a goal of raising 2 billion metric tons of beef in 2019, but experts say that could take several years to accomplish.
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