Growing Bipartisan Support for Keystone XL
Eighteen U.S. Senators – 9 Democrats and 9 Republicans – signed a letter to President Obama this month demanding his support for the Keystone XL pipeline.
With a coalition of support this deep; only the truly extreme now stand in the way of this massive project that will establish greater energy security and provide thousands of new jobs in a economy desperate for good news.
In Washington, D.C. right now it is difficult to find 9 Republicans and 9 Democrats who agree on anything. This bipartisan support demonstrates that Keystone XL is not controversial, it is a common-sense project that will create jobs and economic opportunity.
Nebraska’s Sen. Mike Johanns added his name to the letter, which stated “The state of Nebraska is nearing completion of the new pipeline route within Nebraska. With that process near completion, we look forward to an affirmative determination of national interest soon.”
The state of Nebraska, our Department of Environmental Quality, our Legislature and our Governor have done the important work of creating a process unique to our state. The process ensures the safety of the project and a route that avoids the Sand Hills. With this work completed, we look forward to Nebraska moving forward with this important project.
Then it will be up to President Obama to acknowledge what the rest of the country, regardless of political party, has concluded: It’s Time to Build the Keystone XL Pipeline.