May 24, 2022

GOP leaders push Keystone XL report after missed deadline

Republican leaders are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to share reporting regarding the canceled Keystone XL pipeline after a missed deadline.

Eleven Senate GOP leaders wrote a letter to Granholm on Tuesday requesting a key overdue report on the impact of the canceled pipeline’s job losses and other costs.

“At the time of its closure, the Keystone XL Pipeline project was already under construction and employed more than 1,500 workers. By the end of 2021, the Keystone XL pipeline was projected to provide approximately 11,000 jobs,” the senators wrote.

“The closure erased thousands of real, high-paying jobs and approximately $800 million in wages. Significant prospective spending for rural communities and small businesses, as well as tax revenue for local schools and public safety, disappeared with the stroke of a pen,” it added.

Democrats likely do not want to release the report as it will reveal further economic problems for the already struggling party.

Many of the nation’s economic problems, however, are directly connected to Biden’s policies. Now the results are showing the consequences as the nation nears a new midterm election.

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