Weeks after the Biden administration axed the Keystone XL pipeline, a pipeline worker’s video talking about the years of his life he has put into his job is making the rounds.
45-year-old Jason Jernigan, who says he’s a member of the Pipeliners Local 798 union, in the video said: “I’ve been a pipeliner for 21 years. This is all I know how to do. The recent administration has taken my livelihood from me and expected me to get a job somewhere else. I’ve got my whole life invested in this.”
The union is based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to its website. Recently, the union has been pushing against the cancelation of the Keystone XL project, which had faced fierce backlash from environmentalists and indigenous groups.
The pipeline would have linked the oil fields of Western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and passed through Cushing, Oklahoma on the way, which is about an hour west of Tulsa.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the permits for the massive pipeline.
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