As part of its fight against climate change, the Keystone Pipeline developer is taking legal action against the Biden administration’s Inauguration Order to Cancel the Project.
TC Energy, a Canadian firm, stated in a press release it had filed a notice to file a claim against Biden’s administration under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“TC Energy will be seeking to recover more than US$15 billion in damages that it has suffered as a result of the U.S. Government’s breach of its NAFTA obligations,” the release stated.
“The Notice of Intent was filed with the U.S. Department of State.”
This action is perfectly justified. The reckless decision of President Joe Biden to cut the pipeline resulted in the loss of over 1000 jobs.
Blue-collar workers could have even more opportunities with the project. If the project was completed, TC Energy would have created 11,000 new jobs.
However, Biden claimed in his executive orders that the Keystone XL pipeline was not in the national interest of the United States.
“The United States and the world face a climate crisis,” he said. “That crisis must be met with action on a scale and at a speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory.”
It took Biden just one day in office to launch an attack on workers.
He is pushing a horribly one-sided view of the fossil fuel industry that ignores the average Americans who depend on it.
Let’s not forget about how he blindsided the unions who backed him in 2020.
“Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work,” Mark McManus, president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, said in a January statement.
“For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” he continued.
It is a fact that Democratic leaders will pick Ivy League-educated climate alarmists over blue-collar Americans every day of the week.
Politicians who actively seek to destroy the fossil fuel industry without a viable alternative in place see union workers as nothing more than a voter group.
TC Energy can seek damages from the president for his job-killing executive orders.
Biden’s administration continues to believe it can do away with unilateral, quick actions to advance its agenda. It is time for the private sector to hold it accountable.