However, Kerry was the VP in the Obama administration, which allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to languish in endless regulatory reviews and legal challenges until it was vetoed.
“I am not for having five to ten years of litigation that ties you up.”
Without any self-awareness whatsoever, John Kerry, of the administration which let Keystone XL languish in regulatory and legal purgatory for years, laments to the WEF oligarchs about the lengthy approvals process for green energy projects.
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) January 18, 2024
Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, told the annual conclave of global elites at the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland: “I am not for throwing out all environmental consideration… but I am not for taking five years to do it.”
The whining from Kerry about the lengthy approval process for green energy projects is ironic. The Keystone XL pipeline, which would have moved hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil daily from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States and then for export in the Gulf of Mexico, was first approved by Canada in 2010 and the United States in 2011.
Several environmental reviews found that the pipeline would have limited or minimal environmental impact. However, multiple vexatious legal challenges and opposition from the Obama administration led to the presidential veto of the pipeline approval in 2015.