Congress Pushes Keystone XL
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The administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t holding back Congress. Efforts in the Senate and House of Representatives are moving ahead to allow construction of the energy infrastructure project.
And today a group of companies that will help build the Keystone XL pipeline talked about the jobs that will be created--13,000 from construction of the pipeline. This adds to the leaders who have spoken out in favor of the project.
On top of the construction jobs, TransCanada says 7,000 manufacturing jobs will be created from the materials needed to build the pipeline. That’s 20,000 jobs total from a project that would improve America’s energy security.
What is forgotten in the debate over Keystone XL is building a pipeline like this isn’t new. It would join the thousands of miles pipe that already crisscross the country. As Rob Port at Say Anything writes, “We already have pipelines like the Keystone XL in the United States. This would be an expansion of existing infrastructure."