Group of Legislators, Labor, Business, National Security Leaders Call for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

February 4, 2014

(State Dept. Final EIS Statement Clears the Way to Approve Pipeline)

WASHINGTON - Following the release of the State Department’s fifth and final environmental impact statement (EIS) that again determined the Keystone XL pipeline poses no significant environmental risks, Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), David Vitter (R-La.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Representatives Lee Terry (R-NE 02) and John Barrow (D-GA 12), along with Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, labor and business leaders and a national security expert today joined together to again call on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline....

The $7 billion, 1,700-mile, high-tech Keystone XL pipeline will carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day to U.S. refineries. That includes oil from Alberta, Canada, in addition to 100,000 barrels per day of light, sweet crude from the U.S. Bakken region in North Dakota and Montana. In the construction phase, it will create 42,000 jobs, according to the U.S. State Department. This means more revenues for struggling local economies, as well as for the federal government to help get on top of our deficit and debt. The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most advanced and studied pipeline projects in the nation's history.

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