The full list of arguably illegitimate President-Select Joe Biden* executive orders (EO or EOs) are part of a separate but related Masthead report and analysis linked here and further below. That should be read in conjunction with this report and analysis on specific impacts on our profession, who are ‘winners’ and who are ‘losers.’
That noted, among the EOs signed are those that deal with energy and so-called “climate change” issues. Promises to Pennsylvanians, among others, not to kill fracking has already been broken by Biden’s signature. Canadians and Americans, per the report cited at length below by the left-of-center Associated Press (AP), reflect the anger or ‘disappointment’ over costly, job-killing day one EOs.
Apparently, the impact on contracts and work made under the Trump Administration authorizations and permits do not matter to Biden-Harris, or this drastic day one move would not have occurred. It would not be a surprise if litigation results. But that may take years.
The case can be made that some of these EOs will directly benefit various Berkshire Hathaway brand led by their Chairman Warren Buffett. For example. If the Keystone pipeline is stopped, then oil is transported by truck or rail. That was raised years ago, during the Obama-Biden Administration, during which time – no doubt, coincidentally – Warren Buffett’s grandson was working in the Obama-Biden White House.
That notion that it benefits Berkshire is not mere speculation. It is evidenced by the headlines and related reports, past and present, shown below.
More on the specific impacts on manufactured housing and our industry’s consumers will follow the key takeaways from the following AP report.
TORONTO (AP) — Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline halted Wednesday as incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit on his first day in office.
The 1,700-mile (2,735-kilometer) pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
“The Permit is hereby revoked,” Biden’s executive order says. “Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”
Keystone XL President Richard Prior said over 1,000 jobs, the majority unionized, will be eliminated in the coming weeks. “We will begin a safe and orderly shut-down of construction,” he said.
First proposed in 2008, the pipeline has become emblematic of the tensions between economic development and curbing the fossil fuel emissions that are causing climate change. The Obama administration rejected it, but President Donald Trump revived it and has been a strong supporter.
The premier of the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta called Biden’s decision an “insult” and said the federal Canadian government should impose trade sanctions if it is not reversed. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a conciliatory tone.
“We are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfil his election campaign promise on Keystone XL,” Trudeau said in a statement.
Trudeau raised Keystone XL as a top priority when he spoke with Biden in a phone call in November. The project is meant to expand critical oil exports for Canada, which has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and is America’s number one source of foreign oil.
“Despite President Biden’s decision on the project, we would like to welcome other executive orders made today, including the decisions to rejoin the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organization, to place a temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and to reverse the travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries,” Trudeau said in his statement.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Biden’s decision is a gut punch for his province, which has a stake in the project.
“It is a insult directed at the United States most important ally and trading partner on day one of a new administration,” Kenney said. “The leader of our closest ally retroactively vetoed approval for a pipeline that exists and which is co-owned by Canadian government, directly attacking by far the largest part of the Canada U.S. trade relationship, which is our energy industry and exports.”
But Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute, said Biden’s decision is not grounded in science and will put thousands of Americans out of work,
“The pipeline — the most studied infrastructure project in American history — is already under construction and has cleared countless legal and environmental hurdles,” Durbin said in a statement. “Halting construction will also impede the safe and efficient transport of oil, and unfairly single out production from one of our closest and most important allies.”
Environmental groups applauded Biden’s move.
“Killing the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all is a clear indication that climate action is a priority for the White House,” said Dale Marshall, national climate program manager for Canada’s Environmental Defence.”
To grasp one of the slaps at MHI and their “coalition” efforts,
see the report linked below.
Additional Information, More MHProNews Analysis, and Commentary
It does not require a degree in economics in order to see the apparent implications of this decisions and others reported in the Masthead linked further below. Among them, in no certain order of importance are these.
- Energy costs hits smaller firms harder, but benefits Berkshire brands and other billionaires and their big corporate interests too.
- Higher energy costs will eventually hit consumers. That makes all housing more costly. Keep in mind the NAHB priced out study, linked here.
- Cutting off the sources of U.S. and North American energy independence will make the U.S. more vulnerable to Middle Eastern, Russia, Venezuelan, Iranian, and other OPEC members.
- Besides harming smaller businesses and marginal income American citizens, this move by implications benefits China, Russia, Iran and other adversaries of the U.S.
- If the oligarch installed puppet Biden can say with a straight face he wants “unity” and to “unify” Americans while simultaneously breaking campaign pledges and also causing billions of dollars in day-one havoc, imagine what comes next?
The Republican lawmakers that are still talking about ‘working with’ or ‘giving a chance to’ the Biden Regime, this string of EOs should be their wake up call.
Note, there are other EOs that directly impact manufactured housing. See the Masthead linked below.
All 17 Biden Regime EOs are listed as part of this report linked
below, including certain impacts.
It is with no joy that MHProNews reports our months of warnings in the 2016 and 2020 election cycles. Tragically, #VichyUSA looms. The castle and moat take on an entirely new set of meanings.
See the related reports, linked below.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
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