Bipartisan Group of 53 Senators Sign Letter Urging President Obama to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

by Colonel on January 24, 2013

“[T]he Keystone XL pipeline project … would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.

The letter, signed by 53 senators, came a day after Nebraska’s governorapproved a revised route for the pipeline to travel through the state while avoiding ecologically sensitive areas.

The effort was lead by Senators John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, and Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, who announced the dispatch of the letter.

The pair organized a similar bipartisan effort in November that drew signatures from 18 senators, nine Republicans and nine Democrats.

Nine Democrats also signed the latest letter, but this time were joined by 44 Republicans.

The State Department said on Tuesday that it has delayed a decision on whether to approve the pipeline beyond the first quarter of this year. Previously, State had said it would make a decision by that time.

” — (Reporting By Timothy Gardner; Writing by Ros Krasny; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Kenneth Barry), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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