The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Now that he has shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, they are angry. What did they think Biden was going to do?

This is only the beginning.

Last week, the union issued this statement:

Keystone XL Decision Will Raise Energy Costs for American Families

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.

“New advancements in technology mean that these pipelines are a low-carbon method of energy transportation and a critical part of delivering affordable energy while achieving our shared climate goals. Keystone XL would not only be constructed entirely by union labor, but it would be the first pipeline fully powered by renewable energy.”

Here’s their endorsement of Biden back in August:

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today announced that the UA Political Engagement Committee (PEC) has concluded its endorsement process with a decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President.

“We’re not going to sit on the sidelines at the UA. This endorsement is about putting UA members to work and fighting for fair wages and good benefits. Under a Biden Administration, that’s exactly what we’ll get,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “Let’s be real: nobody in the Oval Office will be with us on every single issue. But with his long history of standing shoulder to shoulder with working families and his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy approach that will mean more UA jobs, protecting the hard-earned retirements of our members, and appointing union-friendly judges, Joe Biden will be a fierce ally to our UA Brothers and Sisters in the White House.”

Hat tip to Joel Pollak:

I agree with Pollak that Biden should answer questions about this, but who is going to ask them? The media?

This is not just about the union. Energy independence is a national security issue.

Similar developments are taking place in New Mexico, which depends on the oil industry.

We may see a lot more cases of Biden regret sooner than expected.


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