The Keystone XL pipeline was to be fast tracked by executive order signed by the previous administration. In May a federal judge sided with environmentalists that pipelines crossing bodies of water have extensive permitting and regulatory processes.
The Nationwide Permit 12 to expedite pipeline construction had several pipeline projects stopped because they crossed bodies of water. The Supreme court overturned the lower court to allow pipelines to move forward as environmental studies where in progress. The Supreme Court removed the Keystone XL from that list. The Keystone Pipeline was to continue with the rigorous environmental regulations.
The Biden administration rescinded the Keystone XL pipeline permit. Mr. Heath states that 1000 jobs were lost by this. The nearly 1,200-mile-long pipeline would create one job per 1.2 miles. That is trivial to the economic carnage COVID-19 as caused this country. Had the previous administration worked as hard to curb the virus as to push through fossil fuel exploration millions of unemployed would be working.
Think on that one Mark Heath.
Robert Wayne Cooper