Remember when Democratic President Joe Biden killed the Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day in office two years ago? We all said it was a big mistake.
One main reason was that, at the time, America was still trying to recover from an unprecedented pandemic that left many of us without jobs and without the ability to put food on our own tables. It was a time when people like Biden should have made decisions that would have created more jobs and more revenue for our country.
And yet, with the cancellation of the keystone pipeline project, thousands of potential jobs were killed as well.
Of course, Biden and his staff denied such, saying that those jobs weren’t really needed and that the country would benefit more from keeping a “clean energy” leader outlook.
However, a recent study/report from the Biden Department of Energy itself just admitted what we’ve known all along – that Biden did, in fact, cancel an untold number of jobs in a single instance.
According to the DOE’s report, between 16,149 and 59,468 jobs would have been created by the project, albeit many of them temporary, and quite a few in other attributing nations. And all were lost with its cancellation.
In addition, the report noted that the project would have created some $3.4 billion to add to the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is roughly about 0.02 percent. That would have helped the economy out a bit, don’t you think?
But all of that was denied to us.
Why? Well, because Biden’s Protecting Public and Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis said that adding to US oil supplies wasn’t in America’s best or national interest. In fact, Biden said that the project “disserves the US.”
If you don’t know that much about the project, it was basically the construction of an oil pipeline that would have traveled from Alberta, Canada’s oil sands, all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. At thousands of miles long, it would have created thousands more jobs, as the report noted. Additionally, it would have allowed for a much larger US-based oil supply.
And at a time when gas prices were skyrocketing, we can all imagine the significant impacts that could have had.
But as I already said, Biden and his lackeys didn’t like it. Instead of creating jobs and revenue and increasing oil supplies, he chose to start a war on the energy industry altogether.
According to Biden’s decision to cancel the pipeline, “its construction and operation would not be consistent with US climate goals, and it would undermine the global energy and climate leadership role of the United States.”
So essentially, Biden canceled what is close to 60,000 possible jobs and such, all based on the image it might give off.
Of course, that’s not how many jobs he thought would be at stake. But, as usual, he and his staff didn’t do the necessary homework.
Instead of doing actual calculations and really thinking things through, they decided to go with job estimates taken from a 2014 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which suggested a mere 50 permanent jobs would be created by the project.
But as this more recent report from the DOE admits, many more than that were lost. As it states, about 3,900 construction jobs would be created every year for as long as it was under construction, an estimated two years. Additionally, some 21,050 total jobs would be available, “counting indirect and induced jobs.”
And those are just the US jobs. As I mentioned before, thousands more jobs would have been available in countries like Canada, Russia, and India, for companies that play a vital role in the energy industry.
Can someone say, “whoops!”
No wonder this report was oh so quietly released…