Over a dozen Republican attorneys general have stated they are thinking about suing the Biden administration for its decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline.
While they are mulling over this decision, the attorneys are calling on President Biden to reconsider the decision to shut down the project, which they stated in a letter addressed to him on Tuesday would end doing “devastating damage” to states and localities.
The attorneys general went on to say that Montana could end up losing $58 million in tax revenue over the cancellation, adding that five or six affected counties in the state are already designated “high-poverty areas.”
The 2,000-mile Keystone XL pipeline would have delivered oil from Alberta in western Canada to be refined on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it would also pass through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
“So your decision to shut down the project means less money for schools, less money for public services, and the elimination of business and job opportunities in those areas where they are most needed,” said the attorneys, who faulted Biden for not consulting with states on the decision.
The states also argue the administration has not proven how canceling the pipeline would advance Biden’s goals to curb emissions causing climate change, accusing Biden of pursuing a “symbolic act of virtue signaling to special interests and the international community.”
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen led the letter and was joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Missouri.
President Joe Biden has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s completely clueless about doing what is best for the American people. He’s also a total liar too.
Biden is not the kind of man we can trust to keep his word concerning promises made about policies he’s already started to enact. If we want to see our nation survive through this administration, we’re going to have to work hard to oppose him on every front and work toward taking back control of Congress in 2022.