Alexander: “No Reason Whatsoever for the President Not to Move Forward” with Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted on January 31, 2014

State Department releases study showing no significant environmental impact from building pipeline 

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 31 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of State’s release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that says building the Keystone XL Pipeline would not significantly affect the environment:

“The Environmental Impact Statement released today by the State Department confirms what I’ve been saying all along: there is simply no reason whatsoever for the president not to move forward with a pipeline that would make us less reliant on oil from hostile countries and create thousands jobs for American workers.”

Alexander is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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