Stewart Celebrates Approval of Keystone Pipeline, Urges President to Sign into Law
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) celebrated Congress’ approval of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project has now been approved by both chambers of Congress and moves to the President's desk to be signed into law.
“The Administration’s own figures indicate that the Keystone Pipeline would provide us with 800,000 barrels of oil per day—increasing energy production and creating over 40,000 new jobs,” Stewart said.
It’s been over six years since the initial application was submitted for the approval of this pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada to gulf coast.
"There is no logical reason that we should keep delaying the construction of this pipeline,” Stewart continued. "Numerous environmental studies have been conducted by the President’s own State Department, and all have concluded that this project is safe and will have no significant environmental impacts."
“Now is the time for the President to honor the will of the people by signing this bill into law.”