Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said this week that a number of state attorneys general may take action against President Joe Biden’s decision to halt construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
“President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone pipeline is canceling jobs, it’s canceling energy independence, it’s canceling money in Americans’ pocketbooks,” Rutledge said.
Rutledge and 13 other attorneys general have already sent a letter to Biden stating that his decision would cause “devastating damage” to communities in their states and urging him to reconsider his decision.
Canceling the pipeline threatens American energy independence as well as thousands of U.S. jobs, Rutledge and her fellow state executives said.
Rutledge was also critical of climate czar John Kerry and others who supported the Green New Deal without being specific about its costs and the jobs it will provide.
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