Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with attorneys general from 15 other states, are calling on President Biden to restore building permits for the scrapped Keystone X-L pipeline.
In a joint letter, Schmitt and the other 15 attorneys general, all Republicans, blame the Biden Administration’s cancellation of the project for helping drive up fuel prices.
The Keystone X-L pipeline would have delivered crude oil from southern Canada into the U-S and created roughly 2,000 to 4,000 construction jobs.
Environmental groups and Native American tribal leaders fought against it, saying it posed too great a risk to the environment.
Biden canceled the building permits on his first day in office as president.