keystone pipeline concerns

Keystone Pipeline Concerns

As citizens of the United States of America, whether democrat, republican, or independent, we are all united through one common goal, to see our country succeed. More than one month after the Biden Administration has taken office, President Biden’s “Executive Orders” are crippling our country rather than helping it. One of the biggest projects in our country’s history, The construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has been revoked by the stroke of an ink pen. The XL Pipeline was supposed to stretch from Canada all the way to the Gulf coast. Construction on the 1,700 mile pipeline has already begun all together, 60,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs have been cut due to the cancellation of the construction of the pipeline.  It was projected that the pipeline would carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil each day. Billions of dollars in personal income would be generated for both US and Canadian workers and their families.

Reconsider Executive Order

When the pipeline first became a reality, Keystone XL committed to making sure that the pipeline was operating at a net zero emissions level on its first day of service. This week, Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin has asked President Joe Biden to reconsider the executive order that put the brakes on the construction of the pipeline. The pipeline controversy has already spanned through four presidencies. According to Senator Manchin, pipelines “continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources, and they support thousands of high-paying American union jobs.” Although President Biden is focused on global warming and climate change, Senator Manchin has urged Biden to act in a bipartisan way. As one of the largest and most reliable partners in trading with the US Senator Manchin says that he believes that revoking the construction of the pipeline could have a negative effect on safety, jobs, and energy security.

Other members of congress also believe that Biden made a big mistake in his decision to halt the construction of the pipeline. Manchin and his colleagues are continuing to work diligently to get the oil and the gasoline flowing freely again benefitting everyone in these United States of America.