30 members of Congress have just endorsed the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline - Macleans.ca

30 members of Congress have just endorsed the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline

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Thirty members of the House of Representatives have written a letter urging Hillary Clinton and the State Dept. to approve the oil sands pipeline that Harper was advocating for in his meeting with Obama last week. The group is mostly Republicans, but includes several Democrats and members of influential committees.

They write:

“…In recent months, members of Congress have presented strong and convincing arguments in favor of the Keystone XL Project, including: the creation of jobs for thousands of Americans, millions in tax revenue for local and state governments, strict environmental regulation in Canada, and billions in indirect economic stimulus connected to the pipeline project. The benefits fo this project far outweigh any argument made by the opposition. But the Keystone XL Project is not only a matter of national interest; it is a matter of national security…”

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