Almost 100 Montana Lawmakers Oppose Cancellation Of The Keystone XL Pipeline
Biden's vision for an oil-free America has been met with hostility from more than 90 Montana lawmakers who don't want to lose the huge profits from the pipeline.
“At around $80 million a year in tax revenue, Montana would be able to sit comfortably knowing we had another consistent source of income,” the letter said. “This money would be used to help keep our economy running strong and allow funding to be put into rural school systems that are in desperate need.”
ICYMI: Over 90 Montana lawmakers in @MTSenateGOP and @MTHouseGOP signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden and Montana’s congressional delegation today supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline and the jobs and revenue it would create for Montana. #mtpol #mtleg pic.twitter.com/Q6Ghh2fyis— Montana Republican Party (@MTGOP) March 9, 2021
In their letter to the President of the United States, lawmakers are drawing attention to how many jobs will appear in the state.
"The Keystone XL Pipeline was slated to bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to rural Montana and help workers put food on their table for their young families. The shutdown of the pipeline ultimately hurts those most vulnerable. The pipeline was doing more than creating jobs and revenue for Montana, it was bringing life back into these small towns that had otherwise been forgotten," the letter stated.
Joe Biden's policy was announced during the election campaign. And in the first weeks of his rule, Biden had already ordered to replace the outdated gasoline car fleet with electric vehicles.
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