Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr Tells Joe Biden to Support Energy Infrastructure

 

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and 18 other state attorneys general on Tuesday called on U.S. President Joe Biden to support additional energy infrastructure – including the Keystone XL pipeline.

This, following the Colonial pipeline shutdown that caused price spikes and fuel shortages at gas stations across the southern and eastern parts of the nation.

Carr announced this in an emailed press release.

“Georgians are now seeing first-hand that pipelines are the most critical mode of transport for fuel,” Carr said. 

“We will continue to press President Biden’s unconstitutional, unilateral cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline in federal court, because his politically symbolic decision has destabilized our energy security and eliminated quality jobs and investment opportunities.”

The Colonial pipeline situation, Carr went on to say, “showed the widespread panic and disruption that can result when just one pipeline system goes off-line. In the aftermath of the cyberattack, the Biden Administration quickly relaxed environmental and safety rules to “secure critical energy supply chains … alleviate shortages … and avoid potential energy supply disruptions to impacted communities.”

Carr quoted a letter that he and other attorneys general submitted to the president.

“Most Americans—particularly those not located along the coasts—now wish you had been so diligent and responsive before you determined that Keystone XL could be sacrificed on the altar of left-wing virtue signaling,” the letter stated.

“Americans depend upon safe and secure energy supplies, which is why we must build and maintain robust energy infrastructure that is resilient in the face of accidents and sabotage. A temporary shutdown of one pipeline’s full-capacity operations shouldn’t bring half the country to the brink. We need more safe and clean energy sources,” Carr and the other attorneys general wrote to Biden. 

“But your Administration’s current approach exchanges those fact-based conclusions for the faddish preoccupations of your coastal elite constituencies.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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