A Canadian company has filed a massive lawsuit against Barack Obama for shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline last year.
TransCanada proposed the pipeline project to connect Canada’s oil sands in Alberta with U.S. refiners on the Gulf Coast, which would therefore create a plethora of jobs for Americans currently struggling to find work. According to Young Conservatives, TransCanada filed the lawsuit against Obama on Wednesday in U.S. Federal Court in Houston, “asserting that the president’s decision to deny construction of Keystone XL exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution.”
In 2015, the Obama administration controversially squashed the project after reviewing it for a whopping seven years, saying it would increase greenhouse gas emissions and worsen climate change.
“TransCanada’s legal actions challenge the foundation of the U.S. administration’s decision to deny a presidential border crossing permit for the project,” the company said. “In its decision, the U.S. State Department acknowledged the denial was not based on the merits of the project. Rather, it was a symbolic gesture based on speculation about the perceptions of the international community regarding the administration’s leadership on climate change and the president’s assertion of unprecedented, independent powers.”
We applaud TransCanada for taking a stand against the president. Take that, Obama!