On Wednesday, 21 states sued President Biden over his decision to revoke the Keystone Pipeline XL permit, with Texas and Montana taking the lead.

According to the lawsuit, the cross-border permit is an interstate and international trade law, and revoking it should be left to Congress, and that Biden’s action was excessive. 

It seems that Joe Biden’s first priority was to eliminate tens of thousands of workers.

The case was announced by U.S. Attorney General Ken Paxton, who argued that Biden’s unconstitutional policies are otherwise destructive to the United States and its economy. 

Referring to his executive order on revoking the permit, President Biden used the word “disserves” when talking about how the pipeline should be treated as a national interest of the country, and that his administration’s agenda on economic and environmental imperatives will not include keeping the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place. 

The activities of the Cabinet Defendants have the potential to deprive millions of dollars in revenue from states and local governments, according to the lawsuit. It also complains that the administration has failed to provide a reasoned justification for the decisions. During his first months in office, former President Trump promoted the pipeline, granting a permit allowing it to cross the border.

Following is a list of the states that have sued Biden over the Keystone XL pipeline. Only Kentucky and Kansas have Democratic governors, but all of the states included in the case have Republican attorneys general:

  • TEXAS
  • MONTANA
  • ALABAMA
  • ARIZONA
  • ARKANSAS
  • GEORGIA
  • KANSAS
  • KENTUCKY
  • INDIANA
  • LOUISIANA
  • MISSISSIPPI
  • MISSOURI
  • NEBRASKA
  • NORTH DAKOTA
  • OHIO
  • OKLAHOMA
  • SOUTH CAROLINA
  • SOUTH DAKOTA
  • UTAH
  • WEST VIRGINIA
  • WYOMING