The logjam has finally given way. Progress on the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline—a project which will bring oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas—has finally resumed.
On August 4, Calgary-based TC Energy signed agreements with four labor unions to start building the Alberta-to-Nebraska section.
The project will reportedly create 42,000 U.S. jobs, 10,000 of which are in high-paying construction. According to Keystone XL, the project will inject $3.4 billion into the U.S. GDP and boost Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska’s local economies by $55 million in the first year of operation.
On top of the boon for US jobs and GDP, the project will create a “multi-million dollar training program for [the] renewable energy sector” via establishing a unique “Green Jobs Training Program” for its union member workers.
This should tick any decent politician’s boxes for a great project.
- Good for jobs
- Good for the economy
- Good for the environment
But Joe Biden isn’t just any politician.
Though he doesn’t call it the “Green New Deal,” Joe Biden’s policies mimic it. In a Joe Biden administration, there would be no Keystone XL pipeline, nor the jobs that go with it. In May, his campaign policy director promised that Biden would “stop it for good by rescinding the Keystone XL pipeline permit.”
Joe Biden talks a good game when it comes to creating millions of fictional energy jobs. But that’s all it is—talk. In reality, where it counts, his first act will be to please his radical, Left-wing puppeteers by destroying thousands of high-paying, climate-friendly Keystone XL union jobs.