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Alma A.
Democrat NC 12

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

    by Representative Alma S. Adams

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to S. 1.

    Here we go again. For the 11th time, House Republicans are falsely promoting the idea that Keystone will improve the economy.

    They say Keystone will create 42,000 jobs. False--Keystone will create 35 permanent jobs. Republicans say the pipeline will guarantee U.S. energy independence. False--there is no concrete assurance that oil produced by the pipeline will remain in the U.S.

    Along with these economic shortcomings, U.S. taxpayers will bear 100 percent of the risk if a catastrophic spill occurs. America needs job growth, reliable energy, not hypotheticals. We must be focused on investments in clean energy and infrastructure projects that create jobs and boost our economy.

    With no real impact on job creation or energy security, this bill is a losing deal for everyone except the foreign company, TransCanada.

    The American people and our environment deserve better than to be collateral damage for an unfounded project. I stand opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, and I urge my colleagues to vote ``no.'' ____________________

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