By Duncan Smith

Joe Biden’s first official act as president was to fulfill his handler’s instructions and begin dismantling America’s energy supply.

He did that by signing an order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been under litigation and construction since 2008.

Now, those handlers are getting an assist from the lunatic who runs Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.

She has vowed to shut down a 645-mile, 65-year-old pipeline segment that runs through the Great Lakes, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron connect.

Under the premise that the pipeline represents a “ticking environmental timebomb,” Whitmer says it has to be shut down.

Never mind that it delivers more than half a million barrels of oil per day to the U.S.

'These oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac are a ticking timebomb, and their continued presence violates the public trust and poses a grave threat to Michigan's environment and economy,' Whitmer's office said in a statement

In an op-ed for the Washington Post (where else?) Whitmer wrote:

While Enbridge says its pipelines pose no threat, the record from just the past few years says otherwise. The Straits of Mackinac is a busy shipping channel, with the dual pipelines lying perpendicular to passing ships. In April 2018, a commercial vessel inadvertently dropped and dragged a massive anchor across the pipelines while passing through the Straits. An 'underwater pipeline inspection video shows deep scoring along the lake bottom, then up and over the twin pipelines,' the Detroit Free Press later reported. 'Deep marks are etched in both pipelines, and there is evidence of outer protective coating loss.'

It was just a matter of luck that the pipelines did not rupture. Then, in 2020, Enbridge disclosed another strike on Line 5, one that caused significant damage to a pipeline support, likely by either an anchor or cables from a passing ship. Another catastrophe dodged.

Right. After 65 years, suddenly the pipelines are getting dented and dinged and endangering the waters.

Whatever. This isn’t about ‘the environment.’ This is about destroying our fossil fuel industry, which will destroy our economy, period.

And these dingleberry ‘revolutionaries’ running the Democratic Party know it.

How do we know this isn’t about ‘the environment?’ Because of the number of trucks it will take to transport that same oil by ground if the pipeline does close down, per the Daily Wire:

Enbridge has refused to abide by Whitmer's order, citing economic concerns. According to the Enbridge website, Line 5 transports roughly 540,000 barrels of crude oil per day. If the pipeline was shut down and tanker trucks were used to transport the oil, 'an estimated 2,100 trucks would need to head east every day from Superior and travel across Michigan to transport what's carried by Line 5. That's the equivalent of 90 trucks an hour leaving our Superior Terminal.'

Gee, how much more carbon will be spewed into the atmosphere with this many more trucks hauling oil? And not to mention the additional traffic congestion and many times more chances for one of these vehicles to become involved in an accident that will result in a giant oil spill.

So again, this isn’t about ‘the environment.’ It’s about controlling Americans and keeping us poor and dependent on the ruling class.

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