“Bipartisan support continues to grow for this jobs project,” said Durbin. “Thousands of highly skilled Americans will be put to work immediately if Keystone XL is approved. There is no other shovel ready project out there that can rival the job creating potential of KXL.
“After four comprehensive federal reviews and a Nebraska review, the science continues to say that Keystone XL will have no significant impact on the environment,” said Durbin. “It's time to put the pipe in the ground. This is a winning project for the U.S. that will enhance our energy security and create thousands of good paying jobs.
“Supporters are rallying all over the country to get this pipeline approved,” Durbin said. “Just yesterday more than 400 union workers gathered at the state capitol in Minnesota to ask their local leaders to tell the president he must approve KXL. We expect the voices in favor of this vital project will only get louder as a decision nears.”
API thanked Rep. Terry, Sen. Hoeven and their colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their steadfast leadership on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
API is a national trade association that represents all segments of America’s technology-driven oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 500 members – including large integrated companies, exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms – provide most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers $86 million a day in revenue to our government, and, since 2000, has invested over $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.