In his first few days in office, Joe Biden signed an Executive Order that revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. With one stroke of the pen, Joe Biden put thousands of hardworking American energy workers out of a job. And energy workers weren’t the only ones who suffered from Biden’s Executive Order – small businesses and small towns suffered too.
Here is what Joe Biden’s abandonment of American energy workers looks like by the numbers:
- 11,000 jobs eliminated, including 8,000 union jobs.
- Blue collar workers lost $1.6 billion in gross wages.
- Local small businesses lost $3,000 a month in revenue.
- Local schools lost tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenue.
- Local towns lost $1 million dollars a month in economic growth.
However, Joe Biden doesn’t seem to have an issue with pipelines that are built overseas. Shortly after cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline, Biden backed a waiver to allow Russia to build a pipeline creating 51,000 energy jobs in Russia. The Biden Administration even asked OPEC to produce more oil. As gas prices skyrocket, Joe Biden wants foreign countries to produce more oil instead of putting American energy workers back to work. At least the Biden Administration is good at something: Creating energy jobs overseas and killing energy jobs in the U.S.
Senate Democrats like Raphael Warnock, Catherine Cortez Masto, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, and Michael Bennet need to explain why they support Joe Biden’s radical anti-American energy agenda that creates jobs in foreign countries and abandons hardworking American energy workers.