June 12, 2021

Dem Senator blasts Biden decision to halt Keystone Pipeline

At a time in American politics where there hasn’t been a greater divide among Democrats and Republicans, it’s exceedingly rare to see a Democrat break ranks on a particularly heated issue.

That’s what happened this week, according to Breitbart, when Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) went public with his frustration over President Joe Biden’s order to halt the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a crippling move that ended thousands of high-paying, union jobs essentially overnight. 

The primary argument behind shutting down such a project, according to Democrats, is that further construction of the pipeline goes against their efforts to tackle the climate change issue, arguing that a pipeline is bad for the environment and that “clean energy” jobs are the future anyway.

But Tester, while admitting that he believes in the dangers posed by climate change, argued in a recent CNN segment that shutting down the lucrative Keystone XL pipeline project was a mistake after a reporter questioned him on the issue.

“[L]ook, I’ve been a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline,” Tester replied to CNN host Poppy Harlow. “And there’s been two caveats, and they have been basic caveats. You do it to the safest standards, and you respect private property rights.”

Tester went on to say that he believes those who managed the pipeline project could have done a better job at getting local tribes on board, like the Fort Peck tribe, but otherwise made clear for a second time that he’s a supporter of the project, while adding that he believes eliminating the project isn’t going to help any issues America faces in the face of climate change.

“But I also think that this one pipeline isn’t going to turn it around, isn’t going to turn our climate around, and it’s not going to make it in markedly worse situations,” Tester said.

According to The Blaze, Tester wasn’t the only Biden-backing Democrat who expressed frustration at the cancellation of the project. A number of large and powerful labor unions who had thousands of workers on Keystone and who backed Biden’s presidential campaign have gone on record of condemning the decision to kill the project.

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132 Responses

  1. The unions need to file suit against Biden for shutting down the pipeline, and destroying their jobs! They have the power to stop this! Take it to court!

    1. They all backed Biden and they thought they were untouchable. Well, how did that work out for them. Maybe instead of being lemmings, they should look at track records. There’s always 2022 to vent their displeasure with the democrats.

    2. They promised a lot of things so far they have not delivered, may take more time. Wish Joe had at least read the things he was signing instead of just signings.

    1. Do you really think this is coming from biden? He is just the low life puppet doing what his puppeteer is telling him what to do. And the person who is pulling the strings is no other than the non-citizen hussain obama!!

  2. When America wakes up to what got into office illegally , I think a whole new awaking will happen, it’s just too bad that it is taking so long for the truth to sink in !!

    1. I say they get what they deserve everyone warned these stupid ppl and they don’t listen,how do they like him now?

  3. Again my post has disappeared!
    I have no sympathy for the union or union members. They kowtowed to the union boss afraid of losing their lucrative job. Unions calling to rescind the right to work and if you do not have a union card, you pay to work.. They most likely voted for this liberal communist “poc” controlled by the ccp.
    Well now lets see what the carbon footprint is now. This fossil fuel will now be transported by rail or truck or boat. I just know that Canada is real happy losing the billions they invested in the pipeline. Yep, carbon footprint just became much bigger.

  4. When democrats let DS communist Select not elect Joe Biden a imbecile that must be lead to his desk like a Zombie to Rubber Stamp the bill to kill pipeline …you got what you paid for.

  5. Cmon! They didn’t see this coming. Bite me said he will shut the pipeline down if elected. The one truism he enacted.
    What is the real truth behind the unions backing democrats someone from the union should step up and tell the truth.

  6. Biden is for nothing but political gain, all others be damned. Biden will go down in history as this nation’s worst president, outstripping Obama of that exalted position.

  7. Biden isn’t interested in helping or supporting the American people he is only interested in hurting Trump.
    He is going to destroy America and everything it stands for. He is not interested in the welfare of the American public because his family is supported by foreign countries like China and Russia.

  8. Biden is too old and weak minded to be POTUS! He looks old, he is being manipulated by Obama, Rice, Holder, Soros, and others! Quid-Pro-Joe does whatever they tell him, because they have the leverage to blackmail Biden, they know what went on in Ukraine!
    China has leverage on Biden and they will blackmail him too! Biden just wants to be liked by Obama and the others around him! Biden is way older than Obama, and Obama’s administration and Joe wants to be one of them, but he can’t!

  9. I have limited funds and no money available to contribute. However: HOW CAN MITCH MCCONNELL, MITT ROMNEY, THE SUPREME COURT (and others) BE SO BLIND AND IGNORANT?IT IS “INTUITIVELY CLEAR TO EVEN THE MOST CASUAL OBSERVER” THAT THIS ELECTION WAS FRAUGHT WITH FRAUD TO OVERRIDE THE LEGITIMATE VOTES!!!!FURTHERMORE; THE SENATE AND HOUSE WERE DERELICT IN THEIR DUTY TO VERIFY ALL LEGITIMATE VOTES WERE COUNTED, AND ENSURE THAT ALL NON-LEGITIMATE VOTES WERE REJECTED!!!!I fully support President Donald J Trump, recognize he truly loves this country and stands firmly for what is right, for the Constitution and for We The People of The United States of America. There is a very huge silent majority who recognizes that We as well as He are under attack by the radical left. Democ’rats. (Which is what the Democrat Party needs to be renamed as that name accurately reflects their Attitude and Hate for all that is good for our nation.) Democ’rats should never be referred to as being the Democratic Party, because there isn’t anything in their platform or conduct that indicates they adhere to Democratic principles. Anyone who refers to them as being Democratic or being The Democratic Party is either ignorant or lacks even an ounce of intelligence. Just make sure as Republican members/candidates for the Senate and House you will fully support and stand with President Donald J Trump, truly love this country and stand firmly for what is right for the Constitution and We The People of The United States of America. If you do, I am confident the huge silent majority will elect/retain you to represent them. DO IT!

    1. Agree with you 100%.
      Time for Americans to wake up.
      Think of the foolish people who voted against Trump because the media told them he was a bad guy.
      When Trump had the good of Americans, American families, American jobs at heart.
      What does Biden have in his heart??

    2. I believe a miracle is coming tomorrow. It has to do with the fraud of this election. Let’s pray this documentary gets on Tv tomorrow.

  10. It’s about time democrats who care about the well being of ALL AMERICANS spoke up regarding the
    disgraceful dismantling of our economy. With the elimination of thousands of jobs, the cumulative effect
    to other areas of our economy will cascade to other industries and to other countries. Biden and the democrats leadership’s short sighted thinking is a plague on world. They need to get over their hatred and do the jobs they claim to be their responsibility. It would be amazing to see that since they haven’t done a damn thing for the benefit of the American citizen. No they appear to be more concerned with the citizens of other countries.

    1. Democrat’s real goal is to destroy the American economy. Strange we have to wait until we’re in a recession or depression before we realize what’s going on. Oh well, 84 million democrats voted for it. Guess destroying the country is what they want.

  11. Why is The American Digest selectively printing comments. That’s no different than Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

  12. EVERYONE w/comments seem to be about the same….Joe Biden was NOT THE man for the job…!!! least not for the U.S.A……maybe in China or Russia…! wouldn’t it be nice if NO U.S. TEAM SHOWED UP FOR THE OLYMPICS??….THAT WOULD PUT CHINA IN IT’S PLACE….and maybe wake up the “grandpa” we have in office to realize He represents “AMERICA” not China!!!! (or SOROS)!!!

  13. THIS WAS IN THE WORKS FOR OVER 60 YRS & EVEN IN THE LATE FORTIES EARLY 50′ THIS TAKE OVER BORN. I AM A SR-SR CITZ, NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN

  14. Biden is going to have a cash for clunkers so they can buy new electric vechicles. He doesn’t have a clue most people driving them can’t afford a new vechile never mind a expensive electric vehicle. If you go on vacation or go to see family an electric vechicles don’t work. There are places where there is nothing for miles how are you going to charge an electric vechicle. And the cost is another reason.

  15. Biden cheated his way into the WH and now he will cheat the American people out of our country. That is the tragedy we are facing with this joke of a Pretender n Chief. However one good thing will come from his administration. The sheep the voted for the looser will also suffer. Even more than they already were.

  16. My major concern is the damage sleepy Joe is causing with the stroke of his pen. I still have confidence that truth will prevail and the Republican reclaim the White house. Trump is never going to give up and with the likes of Rudy, Sidney, and others along with what will come out about mail in voting, It wouldn’t surprise me at all that the Republicans re-claimed their rightful place in the White House within a year or so. Write it down. The good book tells me “The truth will set you free” and I believe it because the Bible tells me so.

  17. It’s not just the people that were hired to work on the pipeline it’s all the support positions that are not going to be employed also.

  18. Do all these message get to him. By his own definition of a president giving out executive orders, he is a dictater. Biden votersd did not really go for him, but instead Trump haters. One poll showed 13%would not have voted for him if they had known about Hunter. The media have not told the truth and supressed anything critical of Biden.

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