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Chief legal officers from 16 Republican states are demanding that President Joe Biden reactivate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The President revoked the permit for the $9 billion pipelines during his first day in office back in January 2021.

However, the current high prices of oil and gas are now making his decision seem short-sighted.

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Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a movement urging Biden to reconsider his stance on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Along with attorneys general of 15 other states, the group noted the hypocrisy of the US importing oil from Canada.  Joining Montana were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Specifically, the Attorney General from each state signed a statement urging the federal government to reconsider reopening the pipeline. 

The Keystone XL pipeline was a key infrastructure designed to transport oil from Alberta, Canada to the United States.

The 1,2000-mile project was still in its construction phase when Biden signed an order killing the project. By June 2021, Canadian company TC Energy, the project’s corporate backer, abandoned the endeavor.   

Detrimental Consequences

In addition, the AGs’ statement warned Biden of “detrimental consequences” should he continue to refuse to reinstate the Keystone XL pipeline.

“Consumers would pay higher prices, and our allies would become further dependent on Russian and Middle Eastern oil. We hate to say we told you so,” the states wrote. 

Knudsen and company’s letter comes amid the US suffering from record-breaking inflation rates and sky-high gas prices. In an interview, Knudsen outlined the problems that reinvigorating the pipeline can solve.

“We’re seeing 50 plus percent increases in the price of gasoline. I don’t care if you’re in Montana or if you’re in Virginia. Everybody bears that cost and that hurts. Fuel is what drives our economy and we have to be able to drive our vehicles. We have to be able to heat our homes,” he said. 

Importing Oil from Canada

Even as Russia invaded Ukraine, Europeans remained powerless to sanction Russia by banning its oil exports. They cannot do so without risking their country’s severe oil shortages.

Russia is a major exporter of oil and natural gas to many European countries. Meanwhile, Biden made a head-scratching decision to ban Russian oil imports but then decided to get oil from Canada.

Republicans noted that the Keystone pipeline would have delivered that oil had it gone online.  

According to the attorney general, Biden’s “excessive regulations” are unnecessarily bringing energy costs higher. In February 2021, the President ordered a stop to all oil and gas leases on federal lands.

Earlier this month, the administration will resume the leases but will require higher fees and reduced land usage. Knudsen noted that the new terms are so unfavorable that companies might hesitate to enter into new agreements. 

Americans Deprived of the Benefits from the Keystone XL Pipeline

In addition, Knudsen et al also called out Biden for denying Americans the benefit of the 1,200-mile-long oil pipeline.

“Your decisions, however, have stripped Americans of the manifold benefits the Keystone XL pipeline would deliver—jobs, tax revenue, and new and sustained economic opportunities,” they wrote. 

“There is no end in sight to the painfully high energy costs or inflation that Americans are now enduring because of your failed policies. Stop the quiet conversations with foreign powers and oligarchs. 

The solutions are right here at home.  On behalf of the citizens of our states, we demand you immediately take the actions outlined above to reverse the damage you have done and provide relief for struggling families and businesses.”

Watch the Rebel News video reporting that Canada’s Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland calls Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline a mistake:

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  • James says:

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and ALL Democrats need to resign they have brought America down. We need President Trump back in the White House.

  • Natalie says:

    It should have never been shut down in the first place. All Bden and administration has done is ruined the country. We were oil independent thanks to Trump. However, it’s a little to late to help us out of the mess we’re in right now. How do we know that Canada will even agree to it, we have turned our backs to them and their ppl. It was a big slap in the face. Then you can talk about our ppl that Biden put out of work because he so damn stupid and still is. He has no idea what he has done to the United States.

  • The Rebel says:

    The inflation America is facing at the present time is a direct result of the Communist Party of America placing a lying moron in the White House !!!

  • Phil C says:

    The Keystone XL pipeline should definitely be reactivated. In fact, all of President Trump’s energy policies should be reinstated. I don’t want to hear it would take 2 years before the pipeline is on line. If biden hadn’t killed it his first day occupying the White House, it would be about 6 months away. The US citizens are the one paying the price for this moron’s lack of understanding of economics and energy policies. The democrat party has been hell bent on destroying everything President Trump did for this nation. I was definitely better off before noon on January 20, 2021 than I am now. Welcome to the democrat socialist utopia!

  • Fisherman says:

    America was doing fine before the fraud that is in office now. These Demoncrats have been slowly destroying the country before build back backwards Biden took office. Everything he has done has been backwards, but that’s no surprise he’s been in government 40 plus years and hasn’t done one thing that’s been positive. I just think about all the dead people and illegal refugees that voted for him and now are paying the price. The dead people and for all those that were alive and well celebrating in the streets on January 20th, where is the dancing now? The joke is on them, thinking they would be better off without Trump. I actually pray for him at first to be gone, but if that happened we would be in a worse situation with the giggling knucklehead. You know back in the day people would make blond jokes, well she has surpassed any joke you could come up with!

  • JD says:

    The XL Pipeline would bring Canadian oil (tar sand oil) from Alberta Canada and the Gulf Coast refineries. Not oil from Alaska. So choice Number 2 really isn’t applicable. It was proposed to transport nearly 1M barrels of oil per day to the US refineries. A good project that would contribute to our energy independence by using North American oil resources from an allied country rather than having to import oil from countries who hold us hostage. The pipeline should be completed and brought online. But a through evaluation of the piping and other materials of construction should first be completed since they have been stockpiled outside with exposure to the elements for years now which will cause degradation of the anti-corrosion coatings on interior of the pipe.

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