States Sue Joe Biden for Revoking $9 Billion Pipeline Permit | 22 Words

Twenty-one states are now suing Joe Biden for revoking the 9 billion Keystone XL pipeline permit.

Keep scroling for all the details.

Now, President Biden has thrown himself into his new role with gusto.

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Months after his move to the White House, the newly-elected president has been busy dismantling a whole array of controversial Trump-era regulations.

For example...

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Mere hours after his inauguration ceremony, Biden fulfilled one of his top campaign promises by pledging to put the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change - an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming.

Trump famously withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

And as for the country's ongoing racial division?

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Well, Biden has already got to work on putting the pieces back together.

He first signed an executive order to promote racial equity.

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Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to "advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality."

He then reversed Trump's infamous ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries.

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Biden's proclamation reversed Trump's policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from 7 predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within forty-five days for resuming visa processing.

But, despite all his hard work...

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Biden has made a few mistakes along the way...

He recently laid into Vladimir Putin, escalating the already tense relationship between the countries.

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Biden was asked if he believed the Russian president was a killer to which he responded "I do."

Following the comment, Russia recalled its ambassador from the US.

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And demanded an apology.

And then he slipped up when he referred to Kamala Harris as "President Harris."

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Big yikes.

But now, he might have run into his biggest slip-up yet...

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Recently, the president has been under fire after he decided to sign an executive order revoking the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline permit.

And of course, people have mixed opinions on the entire fiasco.

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Now, he's getting sued by twenty-one states.

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​It all started on his first day of office when the president revoked the 1,179-mile pipeline which prevented 830,000 barrels of crude oil from being moved from Alberta, Canada to Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas in the hopes that it would help battle climate change.

​The lawsuit states that the president of abusing his powers by Ken Paxton of Texas and Austin Knudsen of Montana.

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And now Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are also backing it.

It reads:

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"Revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a regulation of interstate and international commerce, which can only be accomplished as any other statute can: through the process of bicameralism and presentment."

It continues:

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"The president lacks the power to enact his 'ambitious plan' to reshape the economy in defiance of Congress's unwillingness to do so."

It also explained this:

"To the extent that Congress had delegated such authority, it would violate the non-delegation doctrine. But Congress has not delegated such authority: it set specific rules regarding what actions the president can take about Keystone XL and when.

"The president, together with various senior executive officials, violated those rules."

Biden's response was that "the development of a clean energy economy, which will, in turn, create good jobs."

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But not everyone is on his side with that one.

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