Administration Sued Over Keystone Pipeline Order

State AGs claim president overstepped his constitutional authority.

The attorneys general of 21 states filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Biden administration over the president’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Montana and Texas led the states claiming President Biden overstepped his constitutional authority when he revoked the pipeline federal permit only hours after entering office.

“The power to regulate foreign and interstate commerce belongs to Congress—not the president,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said in a statement. “This is another example of Joe Biden overstepping his constitutional role to the detriment of Montanans. There is not even a perceived environmental benefit to his actions. His attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline is an empty virtue signal to his wealthy coastal elite donors. It shows Biden’s contempt for rural communities in Montana and other states along the pipeline’s path that would benefit from and support the project.”

The lawsuit contends that Congress never granted the president the authority to revoke the pipeline’s permit.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the federal judges who will hear the case about the Keystone XL Pipeline’s cancellation.
  • For God’s purpose to be accomplished regarding the future of the pipeline.
  • For the people whose jobs have been lost because the pipeline was canceled.

Sources: Daily Caller, Houston Chronicle


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