Waste of time and money

There’s one thing I don’t understand about this story:

A federal district court judge granted the Biden administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by more than 20 Republican attorneys general challenging the Keystone XL Pipeline’s permit revocation.

Judge Jeffrey Brown, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, ruled that he couldn’t determine the constitutionality of President Joe Biden’s action because TC Energy, the pipeline’s developer, had abandoned the project.

What I don’t understand is why the AGs continued the lawsuit after TC publicly announced that they’re giving up on the project and abandoning it.

I guess for state Attorneys General money isn’t really an issue because it isn’t THEIR money, it’s the money of the state’s residents that they are squandering, but still I’d think they’d have better things to do with their time.

TC Energy would have been completely negligent if they hadn’t abandoned the project and honestly, it would be stupid for any energy company to begin a project that would require government approval but would last through the end of the term of the current administration.

This political football has demonstrated the folly. It gets approved, but then that administration goes out of power and the next disapproves the project, halting construction after millions or billions have already been spent, then the next administration approves it again, but lawsuits prevent resuming, until the next administration disapproves it again. At the end TC energy had absolutely nothing to show for it except billions of dollars spent on the folly and no return on investment in sight.

Any energy project of this type is just a fool’s errand in this environment. Which, of course, means that our energy sector is not going to be able to increase capacity or improve infrastructure so you can expect energy prices to continue to climb.

The pie in the sky “renewable energy” push is going to destroy our economy by destroying the reliability of our energy sources and when this becomes glaringly obvious, it will be too late to do anything about it because there won’t be necessary infrastructure to return to reliable fossil fuels before the economy completely collapses.

Every day that passes makes me more and more glad that I’m old and am probably not going to live long enough to see the depths to which are once great nation is going to fall.


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