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21 States sue Joe Biden over Keystone Pipeline Executive Order

March 18, 2021

One thing that the last two Presidents learned was that when you govern by Executive Order you can expect pushback from the opposition party–upset at not having the opportunity to negotiate though legislation–by way of the courts.

Joe Biden is now finding this out as well. First 12 States banded together to sue the Biden administration over his Climate Change Executive Order and now, according to this story, 21 States are filing a lawsuit over his Executive Order which put a halt on the Keystone Pipeline. Here is more:

A coalition of attorneys general from 21 states sued President Biden and members of his administration for rescinding the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking to undo the president’s attempt to effectively nix the 1,200 mile-long pipeline.

Led by the attorneys general of Texas and Montana, the states argued in their complaint that the president exceeded his authority when he issued his executive order January 20 revoking permits for the oil pipeline. The order targeting Keystone was one of several executive actions Mr. Biden has taken since assuming the presidency that focus on the environment and addressing climate change.

“Revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a regulation of interstate and international commerce, which can only be accomplished as any other statute can: through the process of bicameralism and presentment,” the states argued in their complaint. “The president lacks the power to enact his ‘ambitious plan’ to reshape the economy in defiance of Congress’s unwillingness to do so.”

This is what constitutes governing in America nowadays, the President issues royal decrees and the courts decide which ones are allowed to stand.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2021 8:42 pm

    I can hardly wait to see how Roberts rules on this decision years from now……

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