Infrastructure Bill Includes Provision to Study Job Loss Impact of Keystone XL Cancellation

The newly unveiled 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill includes a provision to study the job loss and impacts on consumer energy costs of President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline project permit. Section 40434 of the bipartisan package (pdf), which senators released on Sunday, calls on Jennifer Granholm, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, to study and report on the total number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of Biden’s executive order that axed the pipeline. Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office that halted the Keystone Pipeline project, saying the move was part of his administration’s larger agenda to tackle a projected climate crisis. Biden signed the order on his first day in office, saying that the Keystone XL pipeline “disserves the U.S. national interest” and the decision to pull the permit was part of his administration’s broader agenda to fight the “climate crisis,” …Read More

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