Tuesday, May 25, 2021

'Ole Joe sold us out': Keystone XL Workers and Businesses Call Out Biden Pipeline Hypocrisy; 19 GOP AGs Urge Biden to Reinstate Keystone, Protect Energy Infrastructure in Wake of Colonial Pipeline Attack

'Ole Joe sold us out': Keystone XL workers and businesses call out Biden pipeline hypocrisy:
Laurie Cox couldn't believe her ears when she heard Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm recently admit that a pipeline was the best way to transport oil across the country.
Of course, Cox knew it was true. She, like so many other South Dakotans whom the Washington Examiner spoke to, is acutely aware of the benefits of a pipeline. Not only is it more cost-effective and safer, but pipelines also pump money into local communities along its route and provide hundreds of jobs for skilled laborers.
Cox, the owner of Stroppel Hotel in Midland, South Dakota, saw her business take a major hit earlier this year when the Biden administration pulled key permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline, an $8 billion cross-border venture that would have connected two points of an existing pipeline, also called Keystone, that carries oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
Cox's hotel had been home to welders, carpenters, and union laborers who were tied to the pipeline project. On Jan. 20, they were all out of a job.
"The current administration is doing nothing but proving they want to destroy America," Cox said.
Similar scenes played out across the country as newly unemployed workers and communities felt the real-life consequences of Biden's Day One decision. The administration cited climate change as a reason for canceling the extension, and Biden said the "Keystone XL pipeline disserves the U.S. national interest."
So, it was particularly painful when Cox heard the same administration that threatened her business touting the use of a pipeline. --->READ MORE HERE
19 GOP AGs urge Biden to reinstate Keystone, protect energy infrastructure in wake of Colonial Pipeline attack:
State attorneys general warn Biden is bowing to 'an extreme climate agenda'
Nineteen Republican attorneys general sent a letter to President Biden calling on his administration to support energy infrastructure, including reinstating the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, in light of the cyberattack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline.
On Tuesday, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen sent a letter with 18 of his GOP colleagues from around the country to Biden, saying the "aftermath" of the cyberattack that took the Colonial Pipeline offline "has been alarming."
The attorneys general likened the price increases, "fuel shortages and gas lines" Americans are currently experiencing to "those seen in the Carter administration" and said the situation shines light on the "widespread disruption and public panic" when a fuel pipeline goes down.
"Americans depend upon safe and secure energy supplies, which is why we must build and maintain robust energy infrastructure that is resilient in the face of accidents and sabotage," wrote the attorneys general. "A temporary shutdown of one pipeline’s full-capacity operations shouldn’t bring half the country to the brink." --->READ MORE HERE

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