Extreme Green Groups Again Try To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

Extreme Green Groups Again Try To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

July 2, 2019

The eco-left won’t give up.

That’s the message extreme eco-groups are sending after they announced yesterday they would sue “the federal government over allowing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.”

For years, the Keystone Xl pipeline has been the white whale of the environmental left. They staged massive protests in North Dakota trying to stop the pipeline’s construction, only to leave a whopping 48 million pounds of trash behind – how “environmental” of them!

President Donald Trump’s election changed the trajectory of the pipeline. While the Obama administration stood in opposition, President Trump – on his second day in office – issued an executive order approving the Keystone XL pipeline. In March, President trump doubled down, again issuing permission for the pipeline.

The eco-left seems to be believe that democracy should not hold sway over this matter. Now, they’re trying to use the courts to get their way and stop the pipeline.

The Hill reports that, “The Sierra Club, Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance and other groups filed a suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saying that it violated the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued a nationwide permit to allow the construction of the TransCanada Corp. gas pipeline.”

This is a classic stalling tactic from groups desperate to influence policy and undermine economic growth. The case for and against the Keystone pipeline has been made, and the side in favor has the facts behind it.

The pipeline would produce 20,000 jobs and boost the income of American workers by $6.5 billion. It would create hundreds of millions of dollars in annual state and local tax revenue, providing more money for schools, roads, and basic government services.

Jobs and prosperity – that’s what the Keystone XL pipeline would bring. And that’s what these eco-groups so desperately want to stop.