A group of state attorneys general threaten to sue Biden for shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline project

More legal troubles may be on the horizon for the Biden administration.

The attorneys general of fourteen different states have announced that they are “reviewing available legal options” in response to President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. 

“Dear President Biden:”

The attorneys general, led by Austin Knudsen, the attorney general of Montana, submitted a letter to President Biden on Tuesday condemning his decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline.

“As the chief legal officers of our states, we write with alarm regarding your unilateral and rushed decision to revoke the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline,” they wrote. “Your decision will result in devastating damage to many of our states and local communities. Even those states outside the path of the Keystone XL pipeline – indeed all Americans – will suffer serious, detrimental consequences.”

The attorneys general go on to take issue with the grounds on which Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, namely that it “disserves the U.S. national interest” and that it is a necessary step to combat climate change.

The letter writers argue that these grounds are unfounded, and conclude that observers are “left with only one reasonable supposition,” that the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline “is a symbolic act of virtue signaling to special interests and the international community.”

The attorneys general continue by highlighting the “real-world costs,” which include everything from the elimination of thousands of jobs to the driving of oil prices up to the creation of circumstances in which America’s allies will have to rely more heavily on Russian and Middle Eastern oil.

“Please be aware that the states are reviewing available legal options to protect our residents and sovereign interests,” the attorneys general conclude the letter. “In the meantime, we urge you to reconsider your decision to impose crippling economic injuries on states, communities, families, and workers across the country.”

Background

This is the latest pushback that the Biden administration has received for canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.

What Biden actually did, within hours of taking office, was to terminate a necessary permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This had the effect of canceling the project since it can’t continue without that permit.

The goal of the project was to build a pipeline that would be able to transport some 800,000 barrels of oil from Canada to Texas. Despite numerous legal challenges, the project got the go-ahead during the Trump administration.

Biden has been heavily criticized for his decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit, including by some Democrats. The Biden administration, though, has given no indication that it is even considering overturning its decision.

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  1. Way to go to intercede for your people and the rest of us. Biden has no idea about the outcome of his stupid decision. The decision also shows that he has no insight about what his crazy elitism will do to the economy and to those who will be out of work. I applaud the AG’s for taking action to stop Biden’s actions involving the pipelines. Fight hard for our rights. The President is mentally compromised and shouldn’t have the power to do what he is doing. If he is being influenced by his Dem buddies, then they should have a mental eval as well. Thanks for doing your jobs and for caring for the USA.

      1. I don;t want the attorneys to talk about it. just do it.

        get together with the native Americans who biden has broken the treaties with due to his executive orders.

        keep suing right up through the supreme court and make a big deal about the liberals / democrats taking away our civil rights.

        Say the word liberals / democrats are stealing our civil rights thousands of times a day.

  2. Let’s put some teeth into this stuff, tell the job killing loon. Take a hike and let each state continue with the construction. He is nothing but a puppet someone else is pulling the strings.

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  4. So will allow Warren Buffet to bring oil.down on rail cars which are not as safe. I’m not against renewables but for instance 90+ % of our power grids are on natural gas–very clean. With oil interdependence, we take in more money and help those in need. Especially minorities.

  5. Please sue Biden, he is no legally president and he needs to be gone. He is ruining our USA and doesn’t have the authority to do so. He should be in jail and Harris along with him. Both are evil and a disgrace to the USA and we the people. I’m so glad that God is in control and my faith and trust is in HIM alone.

  6. HE HAS NO RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLES JOBS OR LIFELINE WE VOTE TO KEEP OUR RIGHTS AS FREE CITIZENS OF A THIS GREAT U.S.A. YOU CAN’T MESS WITH GOD HE SEES ALL AND KNOWS THE HEART OF MAN.

  7. LETS CANCEL STUPID biden .WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT AS THE OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY AND OWNERS OF THESE POLITICIANS THEY WOULD NOT BE THERE UNLESS PEOPLE VOTE FOR THEM OR IN THIS CASE STEAL THE ELECTION SO THEY MUST LISTEN TO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTbiden should not be allowed to make these monumental decisions without the peoples consent after all its our lives he is destroying. YHESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORTHY OF OUR TRUST WHEN IT COMES TO LIFE DESTROYING DECISIONS

    1. Start impeachment proceeding against Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Waters, the Squad, Schumer, Nadler Schiff for treason against America.

      1. That’s what should happen! But how is the question?
        I just hope the people that voted for that nut job are feeling the after effects of their decisions. Wake up people!!! He is not a good person… along with the other Democrats that you put in their positions.
        Thanks for destroying our country!

  8. This idiot that is doing all these ignorant things to our country has to be stopped we are a free country not a communist country like he’s trying to turn us into we must stop this bunch of scum bags now

  9. To spite Biden, would it be possible to raise “private” cash to finish the pipeline? While on this topic, perhaps it would be possible to raise private funds to finish the US/Mex. wall?

    1. Private funds can be sent to Mexico and in turn they would contract with current contractors to build the wall. One side of the wall is Mexico and they have a right to build a wall. WOW!!! Private citizens resolved the problem yet Congress can’t resolve anything. $174,000/yr wasted.

  10. Isn’t a real president suppose to protect, provide and uphold jobs for American citizens? Trump did. Why is Biden so determine to destroy thousands of jobs as a means to get back at Trump at taxpayers expense? Is Biden trying to cause another civil war? This time will be different…. These Democrats and Global Elites like Soros, Bill Gates and others as so determined to destroy America and have total control over everyone’s lives. Bill Gates wants to come in and be a savior and vaccinate the whole world. I have a “SAVIOR” and its not Bill Gates. American citizens must ban together and fight or we won’t have an America……

      1. Yes, that is what it is all about.
        Destroying OUR country. With the aid of “those that HATE America”. They are filth❗

    1. Yes. Just like The Democrats says FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. They tried this on Trump at his impeachment. They were saying the same thing but they wanted to blame it on Trump

      1. I miss Trump, too. Biden is an idiot and needs to be replaced. I heard that he used to or actually lives in his basement. I pray that things change soon for our country.

  11. Let me say something about future elections, In future elections on the national level (presidential) we need one set of election laws to cover every state. Not a hodge podge of state and local laws, early voting, mail in, ballot harvesting and what ever each state can come up with. Photo ID’s a must.
    Election for state and local races would still be left to each Individual state.
    Thank You

    1. We need to get back to going to the polls to vote. This last election was nuts…. too many ways and places to vote which I think made it crazy, and possibly not even a true count of votes.

  12. Biden knows exactly what he is doing. He knows exactly what will happen to this nation. Don’t fool yourselves into believing that ignorance is involved here. I wouldn’t be surprised when he’s finished he blames it on Trump. There are nutjobs that will believe it too.

  13. Biden is just a puppet . Pelosi and the rest of the democrats don’t care if the country will survive or not . its just to hurt the Americans that voted for trump. and to get back all there kick back from other countries that the democrats have been dealing with before trump won in 2016 this is only my opinion

  14. why are Democrats dead set on destroying our country dead set on making every American citizen suffer… For four long years we have had to put up with them doing nothing except dig up dirt on Trump…and we haven’t gotten nothing for all our money they continually keep spending .. Now that they won it looks like we are in for more… just look at Joe Biden he hasn’t done nothing good for the American people… are you here about attempt destroying jobs and our economy now he wants to open the borders up and God knows how big the spike and covid-19 how much blood American blood is Joe Biden going to have on his hands ????

  15. Agree with all posts! Every attorney general in every state needs to get on board, file law suits to stop his executive orders that are against our country! Then file impeachment proceedings against Piglosi, Schumer, the squad, Biden, Harris and ALL of biden’s Old Obama cabinet, and cease and desist orders against Obama, Soros, gates and the rest!

  16. We need a national peaceful uprising against Biden and his buddies! I have no idea as to how it can be done. He needs to be removed from office before he does more harm. We need a leader!

    Biden is totally out to lunch. I think he really thinks the nation is proud of him. He is an absolute idiot. He should introduce his puppeteers. Guaranteed they are Communists/Marxists. It is just going to get worse. Then, we would have Harris who would probably be just as bad if not worse. They hate our country.
    Also, who ever heard of selecting a cabinet by ethnicity or skin color -as he said he did. He also hired people with no background. Look at Transportation!

  17. I heard that several well-known California movie stars wrote a letter to Biden asking him to shut down the Dakota pipe line. They are financially well off. It is hard to believe that citizens of our country are striving to put more people out of work. Disgusting!

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