Despite promising to work on behalf of all Americans, Biden has forgotten tens of thousands of workers whose jobs were wiped out due to Biden’s executive order to stop construction on the XL Pipeline. It is estimated the cost is 70,000 direct and indirect jobs. This includes those working on the pipeline and those supporting the workers, such as restaurants, truck drivers, US steel and pipeline building materials as President Trump ordered. (Biden’s order cost Wisconsinites their jobs).
Biden’s Wednesday executive order that halted construction on expansions to the Keystone XL pipeline that carries Canadian crude oil to refineries as far south as Oklahoma led to the immediate layoffs of an estimated 10,000 union jobs. And then some 40-60,000 auxiliary jobs. (3 Unions That Endorsed Biden Seem Like They’re Already Regretting It)
“Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives,” Biden said,
In addition, just this one executive order removes some ninety-millions in fees that were to bolster some of the poorest areas of Montana and Native Americans in the area. In addition, the EO destroy America’s relationship with Alberta, Canada, and all those investors who provided the means to build the pipeline and substations.
Monday, January 18, 2021 – The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. 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. 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,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.
“New advancements in technology mean that these pipelines are a low-carbon method of energy transportation and a critical part of delivering affordable energy while achieving our shared climate goals. Keystone XL would not only be constructed entirely by union labor, but it would be the first pipeline fully powered by renewable energy.”
“Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. 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.”
It has been a few scant days and already the Biden Administration is failing bigly.
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