Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Hartzler: Mr. President, sign the Keystone Pipeline bill
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) responded to the will of the American people, voting to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to promote American energy security while creating tens of thousands of jobs.
"It has been more than six years since backers of the Keystone XL pipeline first submitted an application to the State Department, which confirmed in its latest and final environmental review that construction of the pipeline would support over 40,000 jobs," said Hartzler. "Furthermore, this review concluded that the project would NOT be detrimental to the environment."
"The time for delaying this environmentally sound, job creating project must come to an end," Hartzler continued. "After years of unnecessary delays it is appropriate that Congress finally send a bill to President Obama's desk. I strongly urge the president to join the House, Senate, and American people in saying 'yes' to tens of thousands of quality jobs and to a common-sense approach to America's energy needs."