Gardner Urges Udall to Get Behind Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate will likely vote soon on a resolution to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing studies that demonstrate the pipeline’s positive economic impact and environmentally sound planning, Representative Cory Gardner called out Senator Mark Udall for repeatedly opposing the pipeline’s construction.  According to the U.S. Department of State, the Keystone Pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico when completed, is estimated to bring tens of thousands of jobs and add billions to the U.S. GDP. In Colorado alone, there is the potential for thousands of new jobs and an increase of hundreds of millions in GDP. Construction of the pipeline has received bipartisan support from unions, industry groups, and leading Colorado Democrats including Senator Michael Bennet, former Senator and Obama cabinet official Ken Salazar, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter, along with the EPA.  Gardner says Senator Udall has sided with extreme environmentalists in the past, voting ‘no’ on previous measures to approve construction.  He says “President Obama and Senator Udall have delayed this project long enough-it’s time to build.”

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