23 states now suing Biden over Keystone pipeline shutdown
Jazz Shaw Jun 07, 2021 12:31 PM ET
As you likely recall, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order halting construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. While the move won immediate praise from his “keep it in the ground” supporters on the far left, tens of thousands of families whose livelihoods depended on all of the jobs the project created were clearly let down. Since that time, however, the Attorneys General in numerous affected states have filed lawsuits against the administration, claiming that this action was a clear breach of previously established agreements and a significant overreach of executive power. This week, two more states joined in the lawsuit parade. From opposite corners of the continent, Alaska and Florida will now throw their weight behind the effort to have the courts rein in Biden’s power grab. (Washington Examiner)
Two more attorneys general have announced their respective states are joining a lawsuit against the Biden administration and its “illegal” cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“The Constitution is clear that presidents do not have the power to regulate foreign and interstate commerce or to unilaterally undo an act of Congress,” said Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, announcing that Alaska and Florida are joining the legal fight.
In the statement, Knudsen said U.S. consumers would benefit the most by the construction of the pipeline — and are subsequently hurt the most by its cancellation.