Living in the past: Keystone pipeline doesn’t represent energy’s future

President Joe Biden’s executive order shutting down construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has brought howls of protest from a number of Republican officials who apparently can’t envision an energy future without fossil fuels.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and attorneys general from 13 other states have signed onto a letter asking Biden to reconsider his decision. In a letter, Schmidt said that once completed, the pipeline “would bring oil and natural gas supplies to market and maintain the hard-fought efforts by the United States to reduce the demand for energy from the Middle East.

Canadian oil passing through the pipeline is going to the Gulf where it is projected that about two-thirds will be exported.



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