Just a few hours after President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the premier of one Canadian province suggested the idea of a Canada-U.S. trade war if Biden doesn’t reconsider this position.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took his frustration with the situation to social media, writing: “That’s not how you treat a friend and ally”. The Alberta government has retained legal counsel in both countries to give advice on seeking compensation.
The USA is our most important ally & trading partner. As friends & allies, we are deeply disturbed that one of @POTUS first actions was to rescind the Presidential permit for Keystone XL Pipeline border crossing. That’s not how you treat a friend & ally.
Biden’s cancellation of the $8 billion project will kill thousands of unionized Canadian jobs. When operational, the pipeline was expected to bring more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast states.
Meanwhile, Fox News reports Republican senators from several western states are denouncing Biden’s pipeline order, saying they will introduce legislation in an effort to repeal Biden’s order.
Biden is showing he’s putting “Saudi Arabia first,” not American workers. Biden’s action shows the Democrats are no longer a friend to the American worker and that it’s just the beginning. This is a major infrastructure project that President Biden killed six hours into his presidency.
Biden has told those 11,000 workers, those union workers, ‘Your jobs are gone’. “So what do you say to those workers whose jobs have just been eliminated by presidential edict?
That decision is the front end of a whole series of regulatory decisions, one after the other after the other, that will be eliminating union jobs, Senator Cruz said. “That will be eliminating manufacturing jobs. That will be eliminating energy jobs. And that is altogether out of step with what the American people want.
Even though Biden has seen support from unions throughout his political career, The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters union spoke out against Biden’s order, saying the president was listening to fringe activists.
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?
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.
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