Costa Applauds Congress’ Decision to Proceed with Keystone Pipeline
Washington, DC — Congressman Jim Costa (Fresno-D) released the following statement after Congress voted to move forward with construction of Keystone XL Pipeline.
“Today’s vote to proceed with the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline provides the United States with the energy tools necessary to increase national energy security and reduce the amount of fossil fuel imported into our country. Through the Keystone XL Pipeline, we will be better equipped to access safe and reliable sources of energy, improve the health of our economy, and balance our concerns for the environment, all while achieving greater energy independence.
“The Keystone XL Pipeline creates a viable path for the United States to increase energy production and create important jobs. Construction of the pipeline has been put off for far too long, and I urge the President to reconsider his stance on the project and support the bipartisan legislation. This pipeline provides safe access to oil, which bolsters our national security by stimulating our economy and reducing our dependence on countries that are not friendly to us.”