China Joe Kills Off Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline became a flashpoint about “the environment” and ‘climate change’ back during the Obama years, despite there being numerous pipelines being built around the country. Obama tried to kill it, Trump got it working, Biden has now killed it for his unhinged Warmist base

American Workers, Business Leaders on Biden Axing Keystone Pipeline: ‘Slap in Face’ to Union Members

President Joe Biden on his first day on the job axed the Keystone XL Pipeline, drawing the ire of union workers, industry stakeholders, and GOP lawmakers whose states will be negatively impacted by the decision.

Mike Sommers, president and CEO of trade group American Petroleum Institute, said Biden’s announcement “is a slap in the face to the thousands of union workers who are already a part of this safe and sustainable project.”

“This misguided move will hamper America’s economic recovery, undermine North American energy security, and strain relations with one of America’s greatest allies,” Sommers said.

Mark McManus, general president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, said in a statement:

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,” McManus said. “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.”

You know who this helps? China. When Obama threatened it and killed it off Canada had plans to redirect their portion to their west coast, and ship it to China. But, they waited 2 years to see what Trump would do. Will they wait four years to see if a Republican wins in 2024, or just move on?

The Wall Street Journal editorial board also responded to Biden’s move, concluding that not only is it destructive to the U.S. economy but possibly illegal:

[TC Energy] can avail itself of Nafta’s investor-dispute settlement provision until June 2022, which would allow it to recoup its investment. The company also has a strong legal case that the U.S. Constitution gives Congress, not the President, power over foreign trade and that Mr. Biden’s reversal violates due process.

So, basically, on day one Joe Biden killed thousands of American jobs during a recovery. And has also banned fracking, along with drilling in ANWAR and ending all new leases on federal land for fossil fuels

Say hello to a higher cost of living. All you “I voted Joe because Trump tweets mean things” idiots will get what you deserve. No whining. No complaining. Own it.

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21 Responses to “China Joe Kills Off Keystone XL Pipeline”

  1. Hairy says:

    People objected to it on many grounds
    Thst would include taking privately owned land by eminent domain for the profit of a private corporation
    My biggest objection would be that the pipeline would increase fuel prices for Americans
    The pipeline would be the only way to transport that Canadian oil to the world market
    Without it Canada would be forced to sell only to American refiners at a low cost
    Teach are you willing to pay higher fuel costs to benefit Canadian oil companies ?

    • alanstorm says:

      “My biggest objection would be that the pipeline would increase fuel prices for Americans
      The pipeline would be the only way to transport that Canadian oil to the world market
      Without it Canada would be forced to sell only to American refiners at a low cost
      Teach are you willing to pay higher fuel costs to benefit Canadian oil companies ?”

      We know you aren’t very bright. You don’t have to keep proving it.

      Can you supply citations for your bizarre beliefs, outside of comedy sites like The Nation?

      I REALLY like the one “the pipeline would increase fuel prices for Americans”. Let me see – a bigger supply means increased costs.

      Ah, no. Try again.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Forget it Alan, this is Retardville and today is rice pudding Friday at the nervous hospital.
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        • Jl says:

          Ha! “rice pudding Friday.. “ John took the “more supply equals higher prices” class at the hospital…

    • Dana says:

      The Hirsute One wrote:

      The pipeline would be the only way to transport that Canadian oil to the world market
      Without it Canada would be forced to sell only to American refiners at a low cost

      The Trans Mountain Pipeline already exists between the Alberta tar sands region and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from where the oil is exported, and projects are already underway to triple its capacity.

    • Dana says:

      The Hirsute One wrote:

      My biggest objection would be that the pipeline would increase fuel prices for Americans

      It would? let’s see, through a pipeline, the oil can be pumped, in much greater volumes, via electric pumps. Now, that oil will be shipped to refineries either in diesel-powered trucks (carrying capacity: roughly 26 tons) or diesel-powered railcars )carrying capacity: roughly 100 tons). A lot of diesel exhaust going into the atmosphere!

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach how much did has go up under Trump
    Shouldnt they have gone down instead of up?

    • Dana says:

      Cousin It wrote:

      Teach how much did has go up under Trump
      Shouldnt they have gone down instead of up?

      Uhhh, gasoline around here is $2.199 per gallon, and that’s up from as low as $1.759 per gallon in the fall.

      Gasoline prices are at record lows, once inflation is taken into account.

  3. Hairy says:

    11000jobs ??temporary jobs 10950
    Permanent jobs 50
    A full time job is one that lasts 1 year
    Based on that the construction would give 4000 jobs
    So out of the USA job market of say 150,000,000
    Keystone would be 4000 jobs for 1 year

    150,000,000
    4,000

    Who would notice that loss??

    • Dana says:

      Cousin It wrote:

      So out of the USA job market of say 150,000,000
      Keystone would be 4000 jobs for 1 year

      150,000,000
      4,000

      Who would notice that loss??

      The men who lost those jobs would notice, the families of the men who lost those jobs would notice.

      That’s the problem with the left: they claim to be for the working man, but they have no flaming idea how working people live, of what poverty is like. The Hirsute One — who really does need to change his avatar to that of Cousin It; at least it would be funny! — just blithely ignores the loss of 4,000 good jobs as though they’re nothing, nothing at all.

      The left seem to think that anyone who doesn’t have a job he can do from home, on his computer, doesn’t really count.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The lovely Dana ignores 900,000 Americans per week have been applying for jobless benefits lately.

        Should we make significant policy decisions based on 4,000 temporary jobs?

        • Dana says:

          All construction jobs are temporary ones. You get on a project, you finish a project, and then you move on to the next one. If you’d ever worked at a job in which you get your hands dirty, you might have known that.

          Thing is, with massive unemployment, the next one might be a long way off.

          Ignoring 900,000 per week filing for jobless benefits? Yes, that’s a huge problem, and you don’t improve matters by making it 904,000.

  4. Hairy says:

    There are about 11,200,000people worming g I. Construction
    11,200,000
    4,000

    1000s of jobs is not significant

    • drowningpuppies says:

      1000s of jobs is not significant

      Thanks Johnnie.
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      #Unity Motherf@cker!

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  5. Tony says:

    By the time this retarded PINO (president in name only) gets done, the average family will be out $20K per year in increased costs of just about every damn thing. MASA! Make America Suck Again.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH claims President Biden banned fracking (he didn’t) but links a citation that claims no such thing and isn’t related to fracking. It does include this though:

    The direct impact of Biden’s executive actions on oil development may be less dramatic than the signals they send, in large part because market forces have already pushed against Keystone XL and drilling in the Arctic refuge. While the cancelation of the pipeline is likely to discourage new investment in Canada’s oil sands—a relatively polluting source of oil also known as tar sands—a decline in financing has been underway for years.

    Tar sands development requires large up-front investments that take decades to pay-off, so they are viewed by many analysts as some of the least likely to proceed if global oil demand begins to decline, as it is widely expected to by the end of this decade.

    The Trump administration’s drive to drill in the Arctic refuge also has been undermined by the collapse of the market. The Biden moratorium should halt any further actions on a lease sale that was rushed through in the final weeks of the Trump administration, said Corey Himrod, a spokesman for the Alaska Wilderness League.

    But again, it’s unclear whether much development would have occurred anyway. The sale drew hardly any interest from the oil industry—the top bidder was not even an oil company, but an Alaska state agency. Many of the world’s largest banks have said they would not finance any development in the refuge. In its final days, the Trump administration issued a rule that attempted to force those banks to lend

  7. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Because of market forces seeing demand for oil on the decline (much like coal), it seems the Pipeline was becoming a crony capitalist “make-work” project.

  8. Professor Hale says:

    Where are all those judges who issued injunctions for EVERY SINGLE Trump Executive Order? Seems to me that there are a few government regulations not being followed for cancelling previously allowed permits.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      It’s possible (probable) that the judges saw Mr Trump’s EOs as in violation of law.

  9. Jl says:

    Yes, China Joe really showed he’s a rocket scientist with this move-loss of jobs, oil will be sold anyway, and for those terrified of the CO2 molecule, it will probably have the impact of increasing it. Brilliant!

  10. Jl says:

    The Keystone pipeline must be stopped! Oh, wait-you mean 3 phases of it have already been built and this is simply phase 4? Yes, but ….*science*, and you’re a white supremacist!

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