By Steven Hall ~
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem—seen here conferring at the White House on Dec. 16, 2019, with then-President Donald Trump at a meeting of the Governors Initiative on Regulatory Innovation—says thousands have been left without jobs by President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline has “devastated” residents of her state economically.
Not only are thousands of workers left without jobs, Noem said, but communities were preparing for an influx of residents to work on the pipeline and the tax revenues it would generate.
The nearly 1,200-mile leg of the pipeline was to run from Alberta, Canada, through Montana, into South Dakota, and on to Nebraska. It was to run diagonally through nine counties in South Dakota before exiting the state.
“[The cancellation] was just wrong. It…
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