Under Joe Biden, our energy independence has been under siege. Biden went out of his way to shut down leases for drilling oil and gas on federal land. And even though gas and electricity prices remain painfully high, Biden has done little to resume drilling. From all appearances, this administration appears hellbent on putting the radical whims of environmental groups first.
A collection of activist groups sued to stop yet another much-needed project from moving forward. The 4th Circuit sided with the group, despite the fact that a law passed by Congress allowed the project to happen. The issue went all the way to the Supreme Court. And the highest court quickly shut down the left’s scheme.
The Supreme Court struck down a lower court ruling from earlier this month that blocked construction of the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from proceeding.
In a short, unsigned order issued Thursday morning, the Supreme Court vacated the July 10 stay orders from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, in which the lower court sided with plaintiffs — environmental groups Wilderness Society and Appalachian Voices, which had sued to stop the pipeline construction. The 4th Circuit ruling was opposed by the Biden administration, bipartisan lawmakers and the fossil fuel industry…
According to Equitrans Midstream, the pipeline’s developer, MVP will transport about 2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from West Virginia to consumers in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic. The pipeline is projected to generate $40 million in new tax revenue for West Virginia, $10 million in new tax revenue for Virginia and up to $250 million in royalties for West Virginia landowners. [Source: Fox News]
Boom! The Supreme Court rejected a low court order that blocked a pipeline from being built. The MVP pipeline was approved by Congress in the recent debt limit bill (thanks to Republicans). Even Joe Biden signed into law provisions to ensure the pipeline can be built.
But radical leftists sued to stop the pipeline from moving forward. This project will bring millions to the residents of West Virginia, as it transports natural gas from the state to the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions.
Pipelines have been proven to be a safe and reliable method of transporting oil and gas. They are much safer than the usual method of trains or trucks. Yet environmental extremists have opposed pipelines, despite the benefits they offer to the economy and the environment.
I guess these leftists would rather see oil and gas transported on trains that can derail and spill over large swaths of land.
Joe Biden infamously stopped a major pipeline that would have brought billions to the country. And if liberals had their way, we wouldn’t have access to safe, reliable energy. This Supreme Court ruling is a big win for the country.
Author: Max Davis