AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is calling for a major pipeline project to be restored.
According to a release from the AG’s Office, Paxton has filed a complaint against the Biden Administration for revoking the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
The lawsuit says President Joe Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that was set by Congress.
“Since his first day in office, President Biden has made it his mission to undo all the progress of the previous administration, with complete disregard for the Constitutional limits on his power,” a statement from the AG reads. “His decision to revoke the pipeline permit is not only unlawful but will also devastate the livelihoods of thousands of workers, their families, and their communities. This administration continue to tout imaginary green-energy jobs, without any recognition that their actions in the real world will make it possible for hard-working Americans to put food on the table.”
President Biden revoked the permit for the pipeline on his first day in office.
16 other states are included in the lawsuit, stretching from North Dakota to Louisiana.