Two additional lawyers general have declared their particular states are joining a claim against the Biden organization and its “unlawful” undoing of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“The Constitution is clear that presidents do not have the power to regulate foreign and interstate commerce or to unilaterally undo an act of Congress,” said Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, announcing that Alaska and Florida are joining the legal fight.
In the articulation, Knudsen said U.S. purchasers would profit the most by the development of the pipeline — and are in this way harmed the most by its crossing out.
“The fallout from the Colonial pipeline cyberattack made it very clear that we need more energy infrastructure, not less. The Keystone XL would get more oil, including Montana oil, to American refineries to be sold to American consumers,” he said.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor were added to a protest documented with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday, getting the all out number of states the claim to 23.
“We will continue to fight to this federal overreach, along with the 22 other states, so that Montanans can benefit from the jobs, tax revenue, and enhanced energy independence the Keystone XL will bring to our communities,” the Montana attorney general said.
The claim comes after Biden marked a chief request on his first day in office ending the pipeline’s development license, which was at first endorsed by Congress and endorsed into law by President Donald Trump.
The Montana head legal officer’s office said Biden’s old chief, President Barack Obama, effectively presumed that the Keystone XL undertaking would produce new positions and help support the economy.
Promoters for the pipeline likewise recommend the roughly 830,000 barrels of raw petroleum that would pass from Canada to the Gulf Coast would support America’s energy freedom.