by: Brent Smith
Boy was I wrong. I was speaking to some friends just yesterday that I had heard the Bidden executive order cancelling the XL Pipeline project would put 11,000 people out of work.
Everyone was shocked by this. They couldn’t believe that a mere stroke of the president’s pen could wield such power as to just erase 11,000 jobs, just like that. And worse, it’s not that there was no remorse or regret over the decision kill that many jobs. It was the exact opposite.
There was glee over killing the dreaded “OIL” pipeline. Yet not even a thought or mention of what these poor people will do after the president just ended their livelihood – and frankly, our energy independence and national security.
Well I’m man enough to admit I was wrong.
Oh, not about how insane it is to cancel this critically important project that benefits the whole country. No, I was wrong about the amount of people who will lose there jobs.
from Conservative Review:
Biden’s plan to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline will mean the loss of 60,000 anticipated jobs
In one of his first executive actions as US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked the permit for Calgary based TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline.
In one of his first executive actions as US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked the permit for Calgary based TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline. The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada said the pipeline would have generated as many as 60,000 jobs in Canada and the US.
The announcement of Biden’s intent to revoke the permit for the pipeline was made on Sunday. The order is part of a series of other executive orders including re-entering the Paris climate accord, that Biden claimed would combat climate change. Construction has now been stopped on the pipeline and 1000 unionized workers are expected to be laid off.
In 2020, the government of Alberta agreed to invest $1.5 billion of equity into the project, and guaranteed billions more in loans. The Canadian section of the pipeline in Alberta has been under construction for several months and employs approximately 1,000 workers. Construction had already begun on the US section of the pipeline as well. The 1,700-mile pipeline, originally proposed in 2008, would carry approximately 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to Texas.
As previously reported by The Post Millennial, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is looking forward to “working with President Biden to reduce pollution, combat climate change” following the newly-inaugurated President’s decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
Trudeau welcomed other executive orders made by Biden, including his decision to have the US abide by the Paris Climate Accord. However, Trudeau said he was “disappointed but acknowledge the president’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”