“We cannot ‘Build Back Better’ by reflexively tearing down.”
Attorney generals in 14 states warned President Joe Biden they began “reviewing” legal options regarding his decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Your decision will result in devastating damage to many of our states and local communities,” they wrote.
The signers include:
- Steve Marshall of Alabama
- Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas
- Christopher Carr of Georgia
- Todd Rokita of Indiana
- Derek Schmidt of Kansas
- Jeff Landry of Louisiana
- Lynn Fitch of Mississippi
- Eric Schmitt of Missouri
- Austin Knudsen of Montana
- Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota
- Alan Wilson of South Carolina
- Jason Ravnsborg of South Dakota
- Ken Paxton of Texas
- Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia
— Mike Emanuel ?? (@MikeEmanuelFox) February 9, 2021
The AGs noted that Biden’s executive order cited “climate crisis,” but did not explain how eliminating the Keystone XL pipeline protects “Americans and the domestic economy from harmful climate impacts.”
But it’s obvious why Biden took this route: appealing to special interest groups.
The AGs reminded Biden he hurts the people he promised to help.
“We cannot ‘Build Back Better’ by reflexively tearing down,” they stressed. “America needs every tool in her possession to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and more secure. You have expressed a commitment to unite the Nation. If that is to be more than empty rhetoric, you must fully consider and account for the alarming effects your actions have on states, local communities, farmers, and workers.”
People may not believe in trickle-down economics, but it shows in Oklahoma, relying on the energy sector. The pipeline brings jobs, which means people. Those people need basics to survive. Companies see those needs and move to the community. The pipeline helps expand the areas around it.
Supply and demand. (Economics is not that hard. People seem to make it hard, so you can’t think for yourself, nod your head, and move on.)
Shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline means higher “heating and fuel costs for families and businesses” in America. It will also cause problems for “agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and even the affordability of consumer goods.”
The AGs started “reviewing legal options to protect our residents and sovereign interests.”
The pipeline would have created 11,000 jobs. 8,000 of those jobs are union jobs.DONATE
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