Our Attorney General signed on with the AGs of five other KXL route states (Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas) to an amicus brief submitted Monday in TransCanada v. Kerry et al. (4:16-cv-00036, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas). Jackley et al. contend that the President’s rejection of TransCanada’s application to cross the border with its pipeline infringes on Congress’s authority to regulate interstate and international trade. They recite TransCanada’s debunked lie that building Keystone XL would create 42,000 jobs. And even as TransCanada continues to clean up its 16,800-gallon tar sands oil spill and repair the leaky Keystone 1 pipeline in South Dakota, these friends of TransCanada assert that Keystone XL would be a net benefit for the environment.
This lawsuit is separate from the NAFTA claim that TransCanada has said it intends to file against the U.S. seeking $15 billion in damages for the Keystone XL rejection. But here’s our Attorney General, working on our dime, greasing the wheels of justice for a foreign company that used eminent domain to seize our land and that now wants to take $15 billion out of our hides for a pipeline they didn’t build.
This guy wants to be Governor, right? You other folks who want to be Governor are taking notes on Oil Can Marty, right?