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Sen. Manchin: Keystone XL Pipeline Could Be ‘Rebranded’ To Help Energy Crisis

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During a press conference with Canadian Premier Jason Kenney, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (WV) said that the Keystone XL Pipeline could be “rebranded” or “rerouted” in order to combat the spiking gas prices for Americans.

“The horrific war that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has put on Ukraine is an atrocity,” Manchin said. “It truly is. And I don’t think it’s something, I don’t believe, that any of us can tolerate. And there shouldn’t be a thing that we should be counting on, or buying, or supporting, from Russia, that gives them the resources to use in this genocide that they’re committing in Ukraine. But with that, we have to be stronger. We have to be committed and resilient enough to be able to say ‘we’re going to produce the energy that the world needs. We’re going to extract and process the minerals, the critical minerals, that helps us with a cleaner environment, transitioning into a new world, if you will.’ But that can be done right here.”

Manchin was later asked by a reporter if he believed the Keystone XL pipeline would be revived to address the need for more oil.

“The brand of the XL pipeline is probably gone,” Manchin responded. “Can it be rebranded, can it be rerouted, can it be these different things? We need this product. You all have a product that we have to have in order for us to meet the demand in our country, but in your country, too, and the world.”

“Pipelines will carry [oil] a lot safer, cleaner, and much better and more efficient than [by] rail or by trucks … the cleanest way to transport it is by pipe,” Manchin said, adding that he did not know if the Biden administration “is going to entertain that,” but “they’d be foolish not to.”

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4 Comments

  1. Mark Cheney

    April 14, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Government like ours today has an agenda so deliberate, that the obvious couldn’t be the answer Dems are looking for. This opening of the XL, helps progress the US economy and this is exactly what is needed. Not gonna happen. 😩

  2. Mother Mary

    April 15, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Rebrand or reroute … what does that even mean? Sounds like BS to me.

    Yeah, Manchin has stood up for coal and opposed Build Back Better, but he also voted for the $2 TRILLION spending bill in 2021 that nobody read, and the $2 TRILLION spending bill in 2022 that nobody read. Where did that $4 TRILLION come from? The Federal Reserve fabricated it out of thin air. That’s where all the inflation is coming from … reckless deficit spending on a TRILLION dollar scale.

    The media calls Manchin a “conservative” but I don’t see it. He’s not as crazy as Ocasio-Cortez, but he still reliably votes for most of the democrat socialism. He likes open borders. West Virginia is a Trump state and, in my opinion, they need to get rid of Manchin and get a bona fide Trump republican.

  3. Ralph Piazza

    April 15, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Manchin is correct. What Biden did by immediately cancelling the completion of the pipeline including Alaska Anwar and other federal lands for drilling was especially controlled by his left-wing green people and drastically reduced maintaining our future energy needs. Biden taps into valuable reserves saved for special emergencies. This administration has since this cancellation date started the growth of extensive quick inflation spike. This has nothing to do with Putin! This is squarely on the shoulders of the Democratic socialist party. Biden has ignored our Constitution by allowing millions of Illegal Undocumented Immigrants to enter our country and ship them to Cities and we pay for them!

  4. Stella Honeycutt

    April 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I agree. Seems right to do this

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