In Washington yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives won approval of a bill that would bypass opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline from the President, clearing the way for the pipeline to be constructed between Canada and Texas.
The bill was approved by a vote of 241 to 175, largely along party lines. Democrat opposition to the bill said it’s a blatant attempt to allow a foreign country to bypass environmental review. House Sponsor, Republican Lee Terry of Nebraska, said the Keystone pipeline is the most studied pipeline in the history of mankind.
South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan yesterday “Republicans and Democrats both realize that energy production creates jobs. That’s why it’s shocking that President Obama has taken a position too extreme for many members of his own party and stonewalled the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans, Democrats, union workers, and business leaders all agree that the Keystone XL Pipeline will create American jobs. Since the President has stalled and delayed for over 1,700 days, Congress is taking action to put Americans back to work building a more energy independent future for our nation.”
Jeff Duncan continued “Building the Keystone XL Pipeline is common sense because it will improve America’s energy infrastructure, lower the cost of fuel at the pump, and promote North American energy security and independence. It’s time for President Obama to step into the political mainstream and support a true, all-of-the-above energy strategy for America today and for future generations.”