MTGOP Statement on Final Closure of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Helena, Mont. – Montana GOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after TC Energy’s announcement that they will terminate construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline permanently.

“Termination of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a devastating blow to hard working Montanans, small communities, our energy sector, and big sky country,” said Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “Thousands of energy jobs wiped out with one decision, all because President Biden chose to bend to the will of progressive leftists and radical environmentalists. And to add insult to injury, not even one month ago Biden waived sanctions allowing construction of a Russian pipeline to continue. Biden has made his agenda clear; Russia takes priority over America. What a sad and difficult day for our nation, and Montana.”

Yesterday, TC Energy announced they would be terminating construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. On the first day of Biden’s presidency, he halted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline which has now led to it’s termination by TC Energy.