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June 11, 2021
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Despite a number of state Attorneys General launching legal challenges to President Biden’s pointless killing of the Keystone XL Pipeline project, it now appears that it is really quite sincerely dead. The developer, Canada’s TC Energy Corp, and the provincial government of Alberta say they’re abandoning the project. Alberta invested more than $1 billion in it thanks to the US commitment that Biden undid with a stroke of his executive order pen.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/biden-permanently-kills-keystone-xl-pipeline-developer-abandons-project-after-permit-pulled/

This decision will anger Canada, destroy American jobs, and make America less energy independent and fuel more expensive. It won’t even help the environment, since the oil will still have to get to the refineries, only via CO2-spewing trucks instead of a carbon-neutral pipeline. It’s obvious that the Wall Street Journal reporter quoted at the link was struggling to find some coherent justification for Biden’s actions: “It is a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned to block new pipeline construction as a way to limit oil consumption that contributes to global warming.”

News flash: blocking pipeline construction will not limit oil consumption. That’s like thinking that if you blow up the lunch wagon at your workplace, you’ll eat less. No, you’ll just put the driver out of a job, and you’ll still have to eat lunch. But now, you’ll have to obtain it in a more expensive, inconvenient way because, just like the US economy, your body still needs fuel.

While the Keystone XL Pipeline now seems DOA, some wags on the Internet suggested one possible way that it might be revived: Canada could declare itself part of Russia, and then Biden would approve the pipeline.

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  • Alan Hill

    06/13/2021 10:44 PM

    I AM ALL FOR THE IDEA OF CUTTING BACK ON BURNING FUELS ETC BUT IT CAN'T BE DONE IN ONE MINUTE WHILE OUR CONSUMPTION OF FUEL GOED DOWN VERY SLOWLY. BIDEN THINKS THAT HE SWEEOS HIS HAND AND PROBLEMS SOLVED INSTANTLY. I AGREE WITH ELECTRIC CARS FOR THE FUTURE BUT WE CAN'T ALL HAVE ONE IN THE SNAP OF THE FINGERS. ALAN HILL

  • TACKY ZIPPO

    06/12/2021 04:48 PM

    Heard of the saying "Kill the goose that lays the golden egg"? That is what that dementia President of yours is doing to the Keystone XL Pipeline....guess Keystone could be his downfall. Strange how come not a single Republican do to him what the Demonrats did to Trump - IMPEACH HIM!!! No guts or no brain intelligent enough to do what they did to Trump??

  • Charlotte Ellison

    06/11/2021 08:39 PM

    With the oil and gas prices raising, President Biden you are really doing a "good" dead. Stop and but your "thinking cap" on. What happened to the man that I was going to vote for? I sure am glad that I did not vote. I was in the hospital.

  • Janice Montalto

    06/11/2021 07:18 PM

    This is a sin what Byedone has done. He is not my President. I have never seen any President act so irrational. The price of gas and home heating oil is rising as we speak. Canada should retaliate. President Trump got us to energy independence. Now this clown comes in and undoes it all. I hate the fact that Congress can't stop this.

  • Tom Bryan

    06/11/2021 04:48 PM

    Such political craziness and it is already costing us! I fear it will only get worse!

  • Doreen Dawes

    06/11/2021 03:08 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee I love your newsletters. I closely follow politics and I can't seem to find any information about what happens if all these audits find fraud, will Trump be reinstated? Do we have to keep Biden to the end of his term?
    Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You and God Bless,
    Doreen Dawes