Two years ago, President Trump ordered his administration to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go forward. Unfortunately, according to The Daily Caller, two years and multiple lawsuits later, the pipeline has not yet been built.
This is unfortunate because more delays could hinder TransCanada from completing pre-construction work this year. According to Institute for Energy Research president Tom Pyle (who also served on President Trump’s 2016 transition team), it would take two years to build the pipeline and the environmentalist’s obviously seek to delay its construction in hopes of a Democrat getting elected President who can rescind President Trump’s executive order.
The Sierra Club (which has been spearheading the litigation) couldn’t prevent it from being constructed from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska but was able to get a federal judge in Montana to temporarily halt the pipeline’s construction. TransCanada is asking judge Brian Morris to rule if building the pipeline can continue and they are appealing Morris’s decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Unfortunately the delays in the project mean lost revenue for the company totaling in the millions and lost jobs for 7000 almost employees. Groups, like the Sierra Club, could care less since their sole purpose isn’t just to stop the pipeline but to contribute to the demise of our civilization by ridding mankind of the use of affordable and accessible energy in the form of fossil fuels.