On January 20th President Biden signed the Executive Order titled Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.
He has already been receiving backlash from Unions after this destroyed thousands of Union Jobs during the pandemic. Section (6) of this order revoked the the keystone pipeline as follows.
“Sec. 6. Revoking the March 2019 Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. (a) On March 29, 2019, the President granted to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. a Presidential permit (the “Permit”) to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the international border of the United States and Canada (the “Keystone XL pipeline”), subject to express conditions and potential revocation in the President’s sole discretion. The Permit is hereby revoked in accordance with Article 1(1) of the Permit. ”
This made some news. What you may have missed is that there is also a provision in the order that revokes an order by President Trump to protect the stability and security of the United States energy systems.
Section 7 part (c) of this order says the following.
“(c) Executive Order 13920 of May 1, 2020 (Securing the United States Bulk-Power System), is hereby suspended for 90 days. The Secretary of Energy and the Director of OMB shall jointly consider whether to recommend that a replacement order be issued.”
The DOE issued a press release on December 17, 2020 on The now revoked order.
“Today, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s bulk-power system (BPS). The order invokes the authority delegated to the Secretary by Executive Order 13920, Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (EO 13920), and takes effect January 16, 2021. The order prohibits utilities that supply critical defense facilities (CDF) from procuring from the People’s Republic of China, specific BPS electric equipment that poses an undue risk to the BPS, the security or resilience of critical infrastructure, the economy, national security, or safety and security of Americans.”
President Biden has signed the order revoking the policy that protects national security, or safety and security of Americans.
To date the White House has not given an explanation of why this policy was revoked by the President.News Verifier Media