89.2 F
College Station
Monday, June 21, 2021

Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled One Month After Biden Energy Secretary Professed, ‘Pipe Is The Way To Go’

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL pipeline terminated the project Wednesday. It would have carried petroleum from the Alberta tar sands to Nebraska and down through the gulf.

After more than a decade of controversy manufactured by progressive environmentalists, the politicized project was finally abandoned by the Canadian firm TC Energy this week, five months after President Joe Biden pulled its construction permit on his first day in office.

In a Wednesday statement, the company said it “will continue to coordinate with regulators, stakeholders and Indigenous groups to meet its environmental and regulatory commitments and ensure a safe termination of and exit from the Project.”

The project’s end at Biden’s behest comes less than a month after Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told reporters “pipe is the way to go” after she outlined challenges of alternative modes of fuel transport in the midst of a crisis shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.

After Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, Energy Secretary Granholm says “pipe is the best way” to transport fuel pic.twitter.com/fIRaIPN8YQ

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 11, 2021

Destruction of the Keystone Pipeline under Biden also comes just weeks after the administration announced it would give a Kremlin-connected entity the green light to complete a pipeline carrying Russian fuel into Germany in a gift to President Vladimir Putin.

Completion of the Nord Stream 2, run by CEO Matthias Warnig, a Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer, is now Biden’s second gift to the Kremlin. Biden gave up U.S. leverage in energy diplomacy after his administration’s animosity to fossil fuels at home killed the Keystone project.

Federalist senior contributor and foreign policy analyst Helen Raleigh, wrote in January, “The EU’s dependency on Russian energy presents a serious security risk.”

“If Russia were to cut off energy supplies to the EU,” she explained, “some estimate the EU’s reserves would only allow it to survive for three months.”

Alternative methods of fuel transportion through truck and rail promise to generate even more greenhouse gas emissions far more prone to accidents than are pipelines are to major leaks.

The Colonial Pipeline’s

Continue reading on thefederalist

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Sunday marked the last day that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could consider bills passed by the state Legislature during the regular 87th Legislative Session....

Texas Home School Coalition Reflects on the Session

During this legislative session, legislators heard from citizens and delivered two key homeschooling reforms: allowing equal access to the school resources that families pay...

Texans to Vote on Constitutional Amendments

As they do each odd-numbered year, Texas voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution in a variety of ways proposed by the...

Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills

Governor Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills In total, Abbott signed 1,034 bills,...

Abbott Signs Budget, Vetoes Funding of Legislature

Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the $248.5 billion biennial budget for 2022-2023. Abbott took to Twitter to call the budget “fiscally conservative”,...

Continue reading on thefederalist