More than a dozen Republican states’ attorneys general blasted President Biden’s Keystone XL pipeline opposition in a joint letter Tuesday, urged him to reconsider the move and warned that they were “reviewing” legal options they might take against the administration.
“We write with alarm regarding your unilateral and rushed decision to revoke the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline,” the letter, organized by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and co-signed by the AGs of 13 other states. “Your decision will result in devastating damage to many of our states and local communities. Even those states outside the path of the Keystone XL pipeline – indeed all Americans – will suffer serious, detrimental consequences.”
“The real-world costs are devastating,” the AGs wrote, adding that canceling pipeline construction will cost thousands of “well-paying jobs,” including union positions, and take additional financial tolls on local governments and businesses that were setting up to work alongside the pipeline.