Dem Senator Urges Biden to Reverse Keystone XL Decision

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Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is urging President Biden to reverse his rushed decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit. In a letter to the President, Sen. Manchin writes that pipelines are the safest method to transport oil in addition to providing thousands of good jobs for hard-working Americans.

Machin’s letter to Biden reads, “Pipelines continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources and they support thousands of high-paying, American union jobs. To that end, I encourage you to reconsider your decision to revoke the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and take into account the potential impacts of any further action to safety, jobs, and energy security.”

In his letter, Sen Manchin also notes that without pipelines oil will still continue to find alternative methods of transport that actually have a more devastating impact on climate change.

“Crude oil will continue to find its way to market through increased reliance on other modes of transport, like truck and rail, which have a higher number of reported releases of crude oil per ton-mile than pipelines,” writes Manchin.

The Democrat cites studies conducted by the Transportation Department which showed incidents involving crude oil shipment by truck and rail have a considerably higher probability than if transported by pipeline.

Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline his first day in office by executive order. Since making the move, Republicans have urged Biden to reverse the decision which killed thousands of American jobs while the country continues to reel from record unemployment rates as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Manchin is now the chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Read Senator Manchin’s letter to Biden HERE.

Joe Manchin Letter to Biden on Keystone XL


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SDOFAZ
2 months ago

ONLY ONE DIM WIT OBJECTING? Figures they are spineless and owned. Honesty and sticking up for their constituents just is not the way of the dim wits!

James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
2 months ago

The Democrat Socialist party and their sheeple corrupted the election process and
lied, cheated and stole ballots to get their mentality retarded candidate into office,
He will be gone in 6 months or less as soon as Nancy Pelosi presents the argument
under the 25th Amendment an Karmela takes over then they will remove her under
some questionable clause so Nancy can become Queen for a ??? Bottom line you
got exactly what you and other in the Democrat Socialist party wanted and the rest
of us have to suffer because of it.

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

Use the bullshit excuse “it’s for the environment and the children.” That always works.

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

AND ALL THE PUPPY DOGS TOO !

Edmond Ramirez
2 months ago
Reply to  G BAR

And do not forget the two-legged Democrat rats

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

“The children and the environment” was also the mantra used to try to block the Alaska Pipeline, but it didn’t work then.
The Alaska Pipeline has been so environmentally friendly that over two dozen species have been taken OFF the Endangered Species List. The oil has to be heated during transport, producing a warm environment for animals to nest in close proximity to the line.
In stands to reason similar results will occur when the Keystone line is completed and operational.

Phyllis
Phyllis
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

Only because they think we’re stupid. It’s the same with the insane gun laws he is pushing. Only Socialist/Communists are stupid enough to claim strict gun control will stop the killing. Anyone with one brain cell knows that murders aren’t being committed by people with legally licensed guns. We also know that up to 95 percent of gun crimes are committed by people with illegal guns.Many of

Phyllis
Phyllis
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

Only because they think we’re stupid. It’s the same with the insane gun laws he is pushing. Only Socialist/Communists are stupid enough to claim strict gun control will stop the killing. Anyone with one brain cell knows that murders aren’t being committed by people with legally licensed guns. We also know that up to 95 percent of gun crimes are committed by people with illegal guns. Many gun related incidents occur in Gun Free Zones. That happens because they know there is no one to shoot back, which only proves that taking guns from law abiding citizens will increase the crime rates, and leave Americans vulnerable to every person with an illegal weapon. Criminals do not follow gun laws.
England is a perfect example. They stopped people from having guns, so criminals started assaulting people with knives. B & E’s have more than doubled. It’s gotten so bad they break into homes, while people are at home. They don’t have to fear being shot and if families are home they have a better chance of stealing purses and wallets. This administration needs to stop lying to the people. What they really want is to violate the 2nd amendment and have everyone under complete Government control. Thomas Jefferson summed it up over 200 years ago when he said,” The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms, is as a last resort, to protect themselves from tyranny in Government.” He also said,” The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until Government tries to take it away.” The course of history shows that as gov’t grows bigger, liberty decreases.

Sandra
Sandra
2 months ago

Manchin voted to impeach Donald Trump. Nobody on Trump’s side should listen to this guy at all and neither to the RINOs who did the same. He’s only worried about HIS appearance, but now the good people of his state will vote him out. He obviously stands with everything Biden is about- and it’s not good.

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandra

CALLED A PARTY HACK ! A GO ALONG TO GET ALONG MORON.

GOOD GOING WEST VIRGINIA – OOPS, I HEAR THE BANJO’S IN THE BACKGROUND.

Robotech
Robotech
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandra

What good people? Thay are ALL ignorant.

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandra

Once a Rinoturd always a Rinoturd. Don’t trust any of them. I only trust DJT

RICHARD S GIESER
RICHARD S GIESER
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandra

True, but that description pretty much covers nearly all politicians.

Deplorable Lanie
Deplorable Lanie
2 months ago

If Joe Manchin changed parties, we would hold the Majority in the Senate again?!?

Mike
2 months ago

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen!

ProBiz
ProBiz
2 months ago

Won’t happen ’cause Manchin, despite his bravado, is scared of Chuckie Schemer. He’s dead in the water no matter what he does because he voted to convict Trump over phony charges amplified (and this week ‘quietly’ retracted…)by the nyt on Jan8.

James Marceau
James Marceau
2 months ago

Me thinks Munchin is a DINO!!!

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  James Marceau

Actually, just a low brow moron that finds it easy to dupe W. Virginny people.

Peggy
Peggy
2 months ago

It was a very large mistake for Biden to cancel the XL pipeline. Thousands of jobs will be lost and will slow down our economic growth.

Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

It’s all part of the Obama plan!

Carol
Carol
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Yep, the puppet master

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

To bring America and it’s ppl down

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

AND MAKE THE PRICE OF GAS SKY ROCKET !

THAT WILL GET YOU INTO THAT ELECTRIC CAR, HUH.

GREEN NEW DEAL IN YOUR ASS IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT !

Richard Irvin
Richard Irvin
2 months ago
Reply to  G BAR

I wonder if any of the GREEN NEW DEAL clowns have thought of where the power to recharge their electric car batteries comes from ? They better not say wind or solar because neither are dependable. Also their electric cars have to be delivered by diesel trucks because you can’t make and electric semi-trucks

Cecil copley
Cecil copley
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard Irvin

There is plenty of gasoline powered 18 wheelers in the country of Columbia. But oil people in America won’t even consider gasoline.

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  G BAR

Biden don’t care he wants electric cars by 2025 I guess he is gonna buy everyone a vehicle. 😳

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Doubt he will be around to see what the outcome is, of any of HIS plans. We all know that he is just a pathetic puppet.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago
Reply to  G BAR

And they won’t supply ANY KY jelly to ease the pain!

Richard Irvin
Richard Irvin
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

do you really think Biden and his liberal communist democRATs will give a damn ?

Sam
Sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

And it will have ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT on the climate. Geological core samples have completely proven that carbon dioxide levels have absolutely no effect on climate. But plants need CO2 to make food, so trying to reduce CO2 emissions will only serve to increase world hunger!

MaryAnn Stuart
MaryAnn Stuart
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Finally, someone who actually knows and speaks up for REAL science. I applaud you.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam

And if you haven’t yet, read “Dark Winter” by John Casey. TRUE climate SCIENCE that BLOWS the agw crowd TOTALLY out of the water because it’s the SUN and MOON that CONTROL our CLIMATE!

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

The ripple effect will reach hundreds of thousands

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Which is exactly their plan. Working on the NWO!

Jim2
Jim2
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

That’s the whole agenda of Biden’s puppet masters. They’re out to destroy America, and no one in D.C. has the guts to stop them. I believe the America-loving patriots in Congress are now outnumbered by America-hating Communists, and God Almighty is the only one who can save our nation now. If God doesn’t step in now, we have only one alternative left: We can all bend over, grab our ankles, place our heads between our legs, and kiss our butts good by. Please make haste, Oh God; our country is dying!

George Peabody
George Peabody
2 months ago
Reply to  Peggy

same for ChinaJoe stopping the National Border Wall construction!

OldConservativeGuy
OldConservativeGuy
2 months ago

Joe Manchin, you’re a Republican and just don’t know it. Why not change parties and help us.

Lynne
Lynne
2 months ago

He’s not one of us if he voted to impeach Trump.

Richard Irvin
Richard Irvin
2 months ago
Reply to  Lynne

so did 7 RINOS

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard Irvin

They all need to go

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Lynne

Slime ball

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago

YOU MUST BE A BANJO PLAYER, HUH.

Cowgirl Diva
Cowgirl Diva
2 months ago

Manchin is a FOOLISH HYPOCRITE..!! He knew who he was voting for when he voted for Biden/Harris….I wonder just how many times he actually voted…AKA..VOTER FRAUD…!! Now, he has buyer’s remorse..? TOO BAD..!! SHUT UP…!!! IMPEACH BIDEN/HARRIS and we’ll know you mean business, Manchin…!!!

Tom
Tom
2 months ago
Reply to  Cowgirl Diva

Biden and harris, besides being illegally sworn into office should both be impeached for LYING while taking the oath of office! Not that it means anything to the democrooks, but they SWORE to “PROTECT” and DEFEND the Constitution of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA!, and they are doing anything BUT!!

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Cowgirl Diva

I PREFERR THAT HE WALKS INTO THE OVAL OFFICE AND HITS HIM
OVER THE HEAD WITH HIS BANJO !

Wayne Ricarte
Wayne Ricarte
2 months ago

Maybe Biden will keep the Keystone XL project if they put his son Hunter on is board?

Barney
2 months ago

Doesn’t matter what they are cancelling if Trump did it. cancel it!

Dem’s are crazy and stupid!

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Barney

They are running crazy cuz they know the end is evidently near and will cheat lie steal change things in their favor you name it. Something big is coming and they know it. It can’t come soon enough for the American ppl. We are all waiting impatiently. This is the quiet before the storm…

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago
Reply to  Mac

And it is WHY d.c. is now a PRISON, they think these fences will stop The PEOPLE when they finally get FED-UP with these VERMIN! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
2 months ago

As long as Democrats continue to vote in lockstep for the Party agenda, Senators who want to exercise some independence on some matters will have NO INFLUENCE. Manchin has made his own bed and has no position to complain unless he tries by-partisanship and seeks help from Republicans.

Carol
Carol
2 months ago

We already spent MONEY for the Pipeline-
America needs to be independent of oil & natural gas.
Already notice gas prices are up.

Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Carol

It’s going to get worse before it gets worse!!

Mad Dog
Mad Dog
2 months ago

Talk is cheap Joe. Actions tell the story. Drop the “D” or stop the sobbing.

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Mad Dog

He’s too stupid to do that, like most of the people in W. Virginia !

L Smith
L Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  G BAR

Do you know any people from WV? They are kind AND certainly smarter than you! If you were to go there, rather than tear you apart, they would forgive you and invite you in for a good dinner of fried chicken, real mashed potatoes and gravy. Then take you out behind the privy and string you up!

Timbuktu58
2 months ago

After almost 50 years in Politics, Biden exposed his immaturity by cancelling the Keystone Pipeline Permit, just because it was approved by President Trump.
Perhaps, with all the hatred in his mind and heart, we would have been better off if he had migrated to some place in China with Hunter in tow.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Timbuktu58

Joe does not make the decisions, period. And, he never will.

Mac
Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Timbuktu58

Kenya man is running it all and has been, he never left

Hane Karen
Hane Karen
2 months ago

Mr Manchin is a typical dem pol….talk right, vote left

maxibaby
maxibaby
2 months ago
Reply to  Hane Karen

Oooooo, good one! So true!

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

I know what we can do. Those 25k illegals the Sleep Joe is letting out, we can give them a truck and license. They can drive it to market.
Let’s screw over the middle class one more time for illegals.
Or Joe, tell ya what, I will mow my own damn grass and you can keep the 25k where they are now? 🤪

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Ah Steve, let’s send them all to W. Virginia to learn the banjo .

Edward Conley
Edward Conley
2 months ago

Joebama is like a jealous little kid that came upon a beautiful sand castle on the beach that everyone praised and since he wasn’t able to hold a candle to the quality and beauty decides to demolish it thinking it will erase any trace of it.

G BAR
G BAR
2 months ago
Reply to  Edward Conley

CAIN AND ABEL ANYONE ?

Good Luck
2 months ago

Joe Manchin, Do not let up on Biden, he should have NOT shut down the pipe line. Biden has no plain. He needs to have jobs available before you shut down Keystone. Keep fighting Senator.

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
2 months ago
Reply to  Good Luck

Actually, Biden and other Liberals DO have a plan. They want as many people as possible unemployed, so the unemployed will depend on the government for everything needed to live. Favoring illegals is just camouflage for the plan.

Mike
2 months ago

It really wasn’t Biden’s decision to close the pipeline. It was Obamas and the Clintons!! They’re the people making all of the decisions for Joe Obama!

Robotech
Robotech
2 months ago

Whatever happened to the “Pro 2nd ammendment Joe”? He left the building. W VA, Manchin is a SNAKE in the Swamp>
But W.VA is too stupid to figure it out. Typical inbred dolts.

L Smith
L Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Robotech

Talk is so cheap when you can be head and not seen. I invite you to WV (not WVA).

Sue
Sue
2 months ago

Although Joe Manchin is a Democrat, he is one of few moderate Dems in the Senate, and as the head of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has not subscribed or accepted allegiance to the Socialist agenda which would maintain their anti-Keystone Pipeline stance. He has been the first Dem to speak out against Biden signing the emergency order to stop the pipeline; and after finding out that he heads the Energy and Natural Resources committee, I can understand why he’s against it. Any intelligent person who is familiar with the problems that maintaining safe energy transporting in America has caused in the last 50 years, would know how much time and money the Keystone pipeline would save, as well as offering a MUCH safer way to transport oil and natural gas. Both the Keystone and Dakota pipelines have proven to emit among the lowest amounts of environmental pollutants in the world…by comparison, look at China and India which emits the highest amounts of pollutants as evidenced by their hazy, darkened skies. China will not share this information, but it should not come as a surprise if the death rate of the Chinese, as directly impacted by the pollutants, is very high. Although I have been a stalwart Republican for 40+ years, I would side with Joe Manchin on this topic, hoping that it will have positive results. If not, then Joe Biden has heard his political death knell.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Sue

I believe the true death knell is close by.

Bill Williams
2 months ago

Oh year, are some of the nut case Dems worried about their ‘life time’ job? Shutting XL Pipe Line is the most stupid thing Biden has done, but ther are other right up there in the ‘stupid category’. Maybe voters will wake up, or maybre we will have an honest election some day.

maxibaby
maxibaby
2 months ago

Biden is too far gone to realize, or care for that matter, closing down the Keystone XL pipeline is hurting untold numbers of children and families who will be going to bed hungry and penniless when their unemployment subsidy is gone because jobs have been snatched from the breadwinners hands! Who knows what is next? Our taxpayer funded welfare system can support only so much especially since, as jobs are lost…..less and less taxpayer money will be coming to the government!
Biden thinks he is making provisions for future generations while in reality he is by way of decisions like this one, and also opening the borders to who knows how many hundreds of thousands which we will have to financially care for in every way because there will be no jobs for them! At this rate America is doomed to collapse and guess what? When the continent of North America becomes ONE BIG THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, everyone will live in poverty as will the rest of the world because, when America and our economy goes…….so goes the rest of the world!
Doom and gloom……..you bet it is!

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  maxibaby

Doom, gloom, truth! Yes, it hurts to know that our children and grandchildren will inherit this future!

Mac
Mac
2 months ago

Happy Presidents Day to our President Donald J Trump we are all waiting for the smack down and we now it’s coming sir. We love you God Bless

Jay Jones
Jay Jones
2 months ago

Hey folks think its a payback to Buffet as he owns all the railroads!!
With the pipeline he loses billions….with out the pipeline he makes
billions….so figure simple plus he gets another Trump cancellation!!

Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago

If he had a brain he’d take it out to play with it then shit himself

ProBiz
ProBiz
2 months ago

Too bad Manchin. Somehow guessing you personally voted for Biden.
Genuine case of “you got what you asked for”. And now he’s panicking over his 2022 re-election chances and trying to save face by attacking Biden’s Keystone cancellation?
Yes, Joe Manchin, the people of WV were stupid to buy your lies and re-elect you in 2016. Seriously doubt you can turn “republican-enough” to win in 2022.

Wondering Woman
Wondering Woman
2 months ago

Hello Republican Senators & Manchin, from what I have observed since Biden was declared winner, the central hub of the new world order’s shadow government is now back in controlo of operating our federal government & working at warp speed to finish destroying our nation from within. I came to this conclusion after the immediate efforts to stop the southern border wall,
open the border to all the illegal immigrants President Trump stopped there for vetting & at least 2 new caravans already on the way since Biden was declared winner (and probably more on the way & being recruited by Soros),
Biden’s plan to invite even more here with promised amnesty,
Biden’s plans to cancel jobs and keep nation locked down to crash our economy despite reports of 12 hour lines at food banks & reports that 40% of those in line never having been there before,
reports of food shortages secondary to covid 19 and more being caused by weekly reports of food recalls of tons of foods by FDA & USDA – often for no reason than {we cidn’t inspect or might be contaminated).
Connect the dots between these facts & we come to a frightening conclusion that our federal government is working to create a massive famine combined with a massive influx of illegal aliens, which will create massive chaos & civil unrest secondary to massive populace in massive starvation.
As one psychologist said: we now have an increased populace out of work and basic needs not being met, civilization & humanity goes out the window, leaving a state of utter chaos.
I urge all congressional members to take a look at what is going on & realize you are the only ones who can take immediate action to end the inevitable results of the direction in which we are headed. IMO, we have a majority of deep state establishment INSIDER congressional members working to destroy our nation from within. However few of you are American patriots, please be realistic to the facts that we can not save all these illegal immigrants by admitting them here, but only bring them into a situation of inevitable starvation & no prospects of employment in the near future. The fake advice of Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates, the WHO already has many of our own in food lines that stretch for miles, so take the only action that can save our own citizens, which is to cancel these anti-American plans to destroy our nation by impeaching those who are making them.
There are thousands of doctors who refute their claims of how to contain the covid 19, which has proved to be killliing less than the regular flu;
Stop this insanity NOW.

srw
srw
2 months ago

Hey A merica , Joes Manchin is at it again. He is upset… demands action… .. says these Dems need to change the ex action, law they are pushing.. etc IT IS AGAINST THE PEOPLE…..But when it comes to standing up to the Dems when it is important… does nothing. Votes with the Dem thugs. BUt he got his headlines. And the misbelief that he is standing up for the American people. +
+

Carlo
Carlo
2 months ago

There should be an investigation on how many politicians, their family, friends, relatives, or donors have investments in electric car companies?

Thomas Herriman
Thomas Herriman
2 months ago

This latest storm proves why we cannot depend on solar panels and windmills. laced over and breaking down and the storm has only begun! Snow will pile up on the solar panels and make them useless for several weeks. Homes are without power as a result. Every one say “Thank You”! to president Biden.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Not gonna bother, you won’t post what I already wrote

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
2 months ago

Biddeys supporters should realize that he is to MFKM stupid to understand anything
You stupid bozos need mental support

Mitch Barkett
Mitch Barkett
2 months ago

Manchin is a fraud. Hey WV retire this guy.

Mitchell Anthony
Mitchell Anthony
2 months ago

Boy joey really turned on his base

Bill A
2 months ago

Biden is too stupid to do anything that benefits the American people unless he can get a piece of the action!

Goldenboy
Goldenboy
2 months ago

Hey Joe, Why don’t you tell Biden, that if he does not reverse his stance on Keystone XL, you will not support his covid relief bill. Ya think he might listen then? Joe Manchin, you are nothing but a talker. You talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk…WAKE UP WEST VIRGINIA.

George's ,was
2 months ago

Biden does NOT want “the USA” to be independent of foreign oil! KILL the Canada pipeline so”we” can truck in oil, increase diesel fumes & raise gas & diesel fuel prices AND make Amricans pay for it !In the meantime, “we” are freezing our buns off , & paying more for natural gas & gasoline., while this JERK sits in the White House with his thermostat set @ 72 degrees. “WE” should “find out” HOW “they” heat this place & “what” “it” costs “us” monthly to HEAT OR COOL “it”!HE SHOULD BE sitting in a sweater! “IF” “WE” can do “it”, so should he!

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago

I FINALLY figured out WHY the Capital has been militarized, the VERMIN demoTARDS know that America WILL RISE UP AND REMOVE this ILLEGITIMATE administration so they are gonna DIG IN and ride it out, NOT!

lin
lin
2 months ago

Manchin is as close to sane as it gets in the current Democrat party. XL isn’t the only pipeline the Democrats want to cancel, their goal for is any pipeline currently under construction.
It is too bad that we can’t shut down the natural gas supplies to liberal cities like DC or New York for a couple days this winter. Most of those anti-fossil fuel advocates have no idea that the heat in their residences comes from natural gas, including the White House.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
2 months ago

Biden only listens to Obama!!!

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