Keystone XL Pipeline Actby Representative Jeff Denham
Posted on 2015-01-09
DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL
Pipeline Act. This bill is based on the Cassidy Keystone bill which
passed the House last Congress on a bipartisan vote of 252-161.
As Chairman Shuster noted, this pipeline will create jobs, enhance our energy independence, and strengthen our national security.
Mr. Speaker, this is a bill that makes numerous project benefits a reality. According to the Department of Energy, the pipeline will transport over 800,000 barrels per day of oil from Canada to the gulf coast, which will help reduce reliance on more hostile nations.
Some have argued that the oil will just be exported, but the administration's own environmental analysis denies that that will ever occur. It will also create good-paying jobs now, while promoting the growth of our energy economy for the future.
This is the most studied pipeline in our history. In the history of our Nation, we have never studied a pipeline like this. There is no need to continue to stall its approval. This project will be safe.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.