U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President-Elect Joe Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project is expected to provide approximately 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs, generate tax revenue, increase renewable-energy demand, reduce emissions and strengthen North American energy independence. Completion of the pipeline is critical to rural, energy producing states like Montana.
“Mr. President-elect, during the campaign you challenged America to “Build Back Better” by investing in new infrastructure and energy technologies, creating high-paying blue-collar jobs, and preparing for the energy mix of the future. With these and other commitments, Keystone XL meets that important test. We have to come together to find a way forward, to keep people working, while also creating a new standard for American energy infrastructure.”
To read the full letter click HERE.
Senator Daines serves as the Chair of the Senate Western Caucus and the serves on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Senators John Barrasso (Wyo.), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), John Hoeven (N.D.) and Kevin Cramer (N.D.) signed onto the letter as well.