Lawmakers Call on Obama to Approve Keystone

KEYSTONELawmakers are calling on President Obama to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation. Senator Cory Gardner released a statement to the president yesterday, making a case for the pipeline. Gardner says he’s excited that the bill passed with bipartisan support in the House and Senate. He says the project will “create American jobs” and reduce the country’s dependence on overseas oil, “all while having minimal impact on the environment. Environmentalists first stopped the project when they determined it passed to closely to an aquifer in Nebraska. The project was rerouted to avoid the aquifer, appeasing environmentalists, but not President Obama, who has so far stuck to his vow to block the project. Gardner went on to say “The President has said that he wants to see both parties work together on legislation creating American jobs. Today, a bill doing just that is on its way to his desk. I hope he signs it.”

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