Barely one week on the job and President Joe Biden has managed to spark national outrage after his decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project, which analysts say could come with the steep cost of tens of thousands of high-paying American jobs.
According to Fox News, in the wake of the devastating executive order signed by the new president, pipeline workers like Guy Williams recently said on Fox News that Biden’s actions were like a “kick in the stomach” for thousands of workers who will soon be standing in the unemployment line hoping to be able to feed their families.
“It’s like a kick in the stomach that knocks the wind out of you,” Williams said during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “We’ve waited on this pipeline for 10 years.”
So, why would Biden make such a bold and controversial move within hours of taking over the White House? It’s all in the name of “climate change” and bowing to the demands of the progressive wing of the Democratic party.
“Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives,” Biden’s executive order clearly stated.
But Williams, and many more analyzing the industry, indicated that those in charge of the massive project — a project that also benefits Canadian workers — claim that “every environmental study known to mankind” has been done with regard to the project’s impact on the environment, with all studies revealing that it will not have the impact that many on the left claim it will.
According to The Blaze, a growing list of large and influential unions — most of which endorsed Biden’s presidency — are feeling strong buyer’s remorse, with many of them criticizing the newly-minted president for his disastrous stroke of the executive pen.
“Killing 10,000 jobs and taking $2.2 billion in payroll out of workers’ pockets is not what Americans need or want right now,” said Andy Black, president and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines. Several other union heads echoed Black’s statements.
As for Williams, he suggested that Biden look his grandchildren in the face and tell them exactly why he canceled such an important industry.
“You come look at them in the face, and tell them that, ‘You know, I just, [with] one stroke of the pen, killed eleven thousand high-paying jobs,’” Williams said.