President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office that revoked the federal permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline – a project that would have would connected pipeline terminals in Hardisty, Alberta, and Steele City, Nebraska, by a shorter route and a larger-diameter pipe.
The executive order signed by Biden reads, in part, “Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”
Opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline cheered its cancellation as a victory for the environment in the battle to force the development and utilization of renewable energy in the United States.
But thousands of workers and small business owners who were dependent upon the pipeline’s construction to generate income and put food on the table were directly and immediately impacted by the project’s cancellation.
WIBC host Tony Katz called the move by the Biden administration an attack on the Midwest.
“It is brutality for the Midwest, but more than that, it’s a tip of the cap to the coastal elites: ‘Look what we did for you.’
“And everybody who sits in a faculty lounge in California or their pseudo-intellectual country club says to themselves, ‘[Biden] is someone who really cares about the environment.’
“There’s no environmental change by this – none. But the people on the coasts who will never feel the impact of this decision will cheer like clapping seals and welcome Joe Biden whenever he comes to town saying, ‘Thank you so much for what you are doing for our children.’
“That’s who Joe Biden cares about – the coastal elites. He doesn’t care about anyone who lives in Montana or Nebraska or anybody who makes their money by working with their hands. And Joe Biden looked at them and said, ‘You don’t matter. I do this TO you and FOR others.’
“It’s a move that doesn’t make America better or safer, nor does it help the climate one bit.”
Click on the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary.