Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer

President Joe Biden promised that he would be “President of all Americans.” He said he wanted to rid our political culture of the red vs. blue state dialog.

There are a group of red states out west, however, who aren’t feeling so loved by the new president. Union workers expecting to earn good wages on the Keystone XL Pipeline from Montana south through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf received the news that President Biden was canceling the pipeline permit, reversing former President Donald Trump’s approval right after the new Trump administration was installed in 2016.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) led the growing pushback on the President’s action: “The Keystone XL Pipeline is a lifeline for rural Montana. Over $100 million in annual taxes that we were counting on to pay for teachers, to pay for law enforcement, to pay for infrastructure—we need this in rural Montana.”

The President’s shutting down the pipeline came as no surprise. What was surprising was the August 17, 2020, endorsement of the Biden campaign by a national plumbers and pipefitters union. The President’s move quickly did away with an estimated 11,000 U.S. jobs—including 8,000 union jobs. For example, members of pipelines Local Union 798 on the job at pump stations in Nebraska were laid off immediately following Biden’s executive order.

In a classic example of glib doublespeak, Biden Administration spokespersons characterized the pipeline permit repeal as one of several “critical first steps to address the climate crisis, create good union jobs, and advance environmental justice, while reversing the previous administration’s harmful policies.”

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg piled on with his take: “We are very eager to see those workers continue to be employed in good-paying union jobs, even if they might be different ones.”

The executive order says that the pipeline “disserves the U.S. national interest, given the climate crisis faced by the United States and the rest of the world.” Channeling the hyperbole of the 2001 Al Gore warnings, the order continued: “That crisis, must be met with action on a scale and a speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic climate trajectory.”

Mark McManus, president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, clearly regrets his union’s endorsement: “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 (of his presidency).”

McManus emphasized that when built with union labor, “pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world.” Advancements in technology, said McManus, “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.”

A group of Republican senators from western states joined the fray. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) complained, “It’s only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects (like Keystone)” which will “create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue…and promote North American energy security.”

27 thoughts on “Montana Governor Calls Pipeline Cancelation a Job Killer”

  1. The “Politically Motivated Executive Disorder” dismantling another of President Trump’s accomplishments that created Hundreds of Thousands of jobs related to and including the “KEYSTONE PIPELINE”as a SAFER method of Delivering the much Needed “CRUDE OIL”to America and destroying the Economies of Several Countries leaving Canada the option of shipping the Oil by Rail which is many Times Over more DANGEROUS than the Pipeline as has been recorded by the Spills that occurred by Derailings and Oil Spills that have decimated the Environment in various Cities and Towns along the “Rail Route” not to mention the LOSS of the PRECIOUS CRUDE OIL so desparately needed to FUEL the ECONOMY ! Canada’s options are including ,shipping the OIL to CHINA where it would be WELCOMED with OPEN ARMS ! Who does this benefit in America besides the “Biden Family”

    1. “Who does this benefit in America besides the Biden Family?
      Nobody in the United states as the world enters global cooling and we lose our energy independence under the Green New Deal. But it does benefit Red China who will buy Canadian oil after the pipeline is redirected to Vancouver’s port. The Bidens have already pocketed $1.5 BILLION dollars in communist Chinese gratitude. Let’s continue to follow the money that we might impeach Joe and Kamala for treason.

      1. Best thing I’ve heard since the Biden group landed in office!! But who can do anything? They didn’t impeach him for his role and his sons role in Buresma and his gift of mega bucks to keep his son on the board of that company, and firing prosecutor to seal the deal.

      2. I agree the American public should be made aware of this and also about Buffetts trains that will cost more in moving the oil Biden is a disgraceful hypocrite . He has to repay clowns like Bloomberg Buffett & the Chinese for letting him be their puppet.

      3. Rachel I agree with you, ole Joe just trying to satisfy Alexander Cortez who is a socialist. that big mouth that has not a clue about this country other than trying to tear America down. Can’t believe she was voted back in. We have some bad leadership now. America voted now suffer the consequences

  2. How’s it feel all you Democrat’s who voted or cheated to get Biden in office, all these lost jobs put families in jeopardy. If you are working and got a heart you should take half of your pay and send it to one of these families you’ve put in this situation!

    1. How could these people who put this idiot in office. Hope you step happy. An he had just begun. 75 million people voted against him. Just wish we knew EXACTLY. How many people LEGALLY voted for him Not the suitcase ballots. Or the swapping machine ballots or ballots brought in at night when polls were closed. The REAL votes

  3. Either biden/harris will listen or not, and right now biden/harris ARE NOT LISTENING, in fact they are

    blatantly refusing to listen to US workers, but they’ve sincerely given China their ears and very

    intently intentionally might I add and that was the whole plan of all neverTRUMP personal interest

    ❤CHRISTrump and all his US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2020/2021/2024 Reelected Landslide
    Amen & Amen❤

      1. Amen to that. Somehow something needs to be done. Millions of Americans will suffer just because Joe hell bent on reversing everything Trump did. Suffer America you put him in. (but I don’t think so) stole

      2. JOHNNY GUIDO: I agree and while you’re at it Get rid of that big Mouth, insulting woman, Nancy Pelosi.

  4. He cancelled pipeline because he owns Senaca gas which was shell oil, and if he kills others he does better. Just saying..

  5. I hope that you Democrats who lied, cheated and stole the 2020 election from our President Trump, choke on your own greed and hypocrisy! Your doing a fine job you bunch of Communists!! You will burn in hell!!

  6. The only way you will convince the President that he is wrong about a lot of things is if a bunch of you go to the Whitehouse and tell him personally. He can change what he did. He has no understanding of the science of climate change otherwise he would not have bought into the politically correct dogma.

    1. Dear James: You are correct. But Biden is not a well man. I know what it’s like at his age, as I am almost his age, and burdened with Dementia and now Heart trouble. But rushing to the White House may not prove to be successful now. Never in my life have I been more confused and Biden wants to save America just as Trump did, “but in different ways.” I’m praying for God to bless President Biden and that he will also save our country. However, we need to step back and give him time and room to breathe for now. We can make better decisions if we see the whole picture and can wait until the Carona Virus is controlled. In the meantime, we can let the president get through the first 100 days and work toward getting things going for 2022. I won’t be there, but I’m praying for the USA and all those that love our country. God Bless America.

  7. Biden had help stealing the election in Wisconsin which is a state that would benefit financially from the Keystone pipeline construction. The people that really should be looked at are the ones that we’re doing the vote counting. Hope they didn’t have friends working on the pipeline.

  8. Biden/Harris/Pelosi don’t give a damn about America and her people. All they care about is power and the money they steal from us. China has them in it’s pocket.

  9. This is insanity. You Biden voters had to know what was coming, and deserve everything that you are going to get. In the future, it is going to get worse. It’s too bad that you had to take the rest of us down with you.

  10. How many of you working on jobs that Biden snd Harris cancled vote for them. Ha Ha I love it I hope he puts all of you out of work.

  11. Joe must go he is ruining this country he is terrible president and the vice president must go to she’s even worse Wake up America

  12. Western states representatives, senators and governors must make a trip to DC and explain the facts of life to the governor. Then calculate what he wants and how the west can stop him unless he sees the need to go on with this pipeline

  13. Joe Biden needs to be impeached
    Before long has and diesel are going to
    Be so high nobody will be able to travel
    In Illinois the diesel is $2.79 Per gallon.
    Actually both need to go.

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