Leslie Rutledge is leading the fight for Arkansas jobs lost to Biden’s Keystone Pipeline closure
Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders in late January, but none have left an impact like the one that revoked the Keystone Pipeline Permit. Citing environmental concerns and the intent to switch to greener energy sources, the Biden administration killed a multi-billion dollar contract and eliminated 11,000 American jobs. Many of which were Arkansans who travel to Midwestern states and provided a sense of relief to Americans who depended on the pipeline for financial means, health insurance, and security for the future.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is bringing attention to this with Fox & Friends co-host Carley Shimkus who recently met with the pipeliners who have been most affected by the resulting closure.
Biden claimed back in January that pipeliners and those who worked on the pipeline would be able to find jobs in the green energy industry, but three months later Arkansans are saying there are simply no green jobs available. While John Kerry is flying around on his carbon-emitting, private, commercial jet, blue-collar workers are hurting financially due to an administration that doesn’t have their best interests at heart.
According to Attorney General Rutledge, only Congress has the proper authority to cancel the pipeline permit, which is why she has joined a coalition of well-respected Attorneys General from across the nation in challenging this administration’s blatant disregard for order. Rutledge is quoted telling Fox “we’re asking the court to revoke the cancellation and to allow the pipeline to move forward until Congress makes that decision. We’re confident that we’re going to win because we’re on the right side of the law.”
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