A coalition of 21 Attorneys General have launched lawsuits against the Biden-Harris regime to force Congress to decide the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline. The suits are being led by AG’s Ken Paxton of Texas and Austin Knudsen of Montana and allege that by terminating the pipeline Joe Biden overstepped his assumed Presidential authority on day 1 of his administration. According to the lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, this is because the pipeline would run through several states and any decision regarding it falls to Congress under the Interstate Commerce Act.
According to the Associated Press and WCNC,
“Construction on the 1,200-mile (1,930-kilometer) pipeline began last year when former President Donald Trump revived the long-delayed project after it had stalled under the Obama administration.
It would move up to 830,000 barrels (35 million gallons) of crude daily from the oil sand fields of western Canada to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would connect to other pipelines that feed oil refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.”
The Explosion of Lawsuits Erupts in Joe’s Face- They Warned Him
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming have enjoined their lawsuits with Texas and Montana. This move comes after more than a month of stern warnings from fourteen of the Attorneys General and the “moderate” Democrat Senator and Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee Joe Manchin (D-WV) urging Biden to reverse his energy industry destroying Executive Order.
In their original warning to the Biden-Harris regime the AG’s wrote, “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,” “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.”
Biden’s New Interior Secretary Haaland is Hostile to Pipelines Too
Biden’s new Interior Secretary’s past doesn’t bode well for the future of the Keystone XL pipeline either. So the 21 states can expect a fight from the Department of the Interior moving forward as well. The former Native American “water protector” activist turned Congresswoman Deb Haaland was sworn in March 18th. On the upside she is the first Native American to be named to a Cabinet post, even being sworn in wearing full native regalia and moccasins, on the serious downside: she’s absolutely out of her mind.
“If I had my way, it’d be great to stop all gas and oil leasing on federal and public lands.”- Sec. Deb Haaland Nov. 2020
Haaland is known to have participated in the Standing Rock protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline or DAPL where 836 violent eco-terrorists were arrested in 2016. According to NBC they were arrested after,
“Demonstrators blockaded roads and bridges by setting fire to bales of hay and construction equipment. The sheriff’s department said at least seven protesters used “sleeping dragon” devices, which typically involve PVC or other pipe, to physically latch themselves onto vehicles and large concrete. According to police, some protesters threw rocks and improvised fire bombs as law enforcement officers closed in.”
These are the people who then Congresswoman Deb Haaland told to “Be Fierce“, and spent four days in September 2016 cooking green chili and tortillas for. The violence was so extreme that it caused North Dakota legislators to enact laws “aimed at countering future protests by strengthening penalties against protestors and supporters.” according to inforum.com.
Haaland gushed about the protest that turned into an attack against pipeline crews saying “I felt like we really had hit on an environmental movement that was deep and meaningful,” Haaland said. “It just seemed so amazing that so many tribes came together, because tribes came from everywhere to stand with the water protectors. It was significant that so many of us came together to protect water, our natural resources.”
Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) noted concerns over “the radical climate agenda the Congresswoman has vocally supported”
“The White House’s very first action in implementing their climate change agenda is on track to cost my home state a whopping $13 billion in revenue. I shudder to think what their next action will cost us. Especially with department heads committed to blindly enacting the Biden agenda without consideration for the extraordinary impacts it will continue to have on energy states like Wyoming”
“Secretaries have an incredible amount of power to make decisions on how an Administration’s agenda gets implemented. Based on her own public statements and actions, Deb Haaland is more radical in her positions than President Biden.” She added, “none of these facts are particularly encouraging to folks in Wyoming and the west, who will be devastated by the policies that Congresswoman Haaland plans to champion.”
In February, Senator Manchin sent a respectful recommendation, the States Attorneys General sent a threat; now they’re going to court with a cavalcade of lawsuits. And with Biden’s nominee Haaland confirmed, he seems to be slamming the door shut on Conservatives.
While states such as Texas and several Oregon counties are discussing secession, Joe had better pay attention, he’s transforming the Federal Government of the United States into a radicalized entity that is hostile to the States and a majority of the people themselves.