Tag: Keystone XL Pipeline

Daines, Rosendale Introduce Legislation to Reverse Biden’s Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS— U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “Americans are already struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table because of the pandemic. Yet with the stroke of a pen, President Biden killed thousands of energy and union jobs, eliminated tax revenue for impoverished communities, raised energy costs for Americans, and put our national security and energy independence at risk,” Daines stated. “We must reverse Biden’s disastrous decision and send a clear message that supporting American workers is more important than supporting Saudi Arabia

Daines Slams Biden for Nixing Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Will Introduce Bill to Keep Construction Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines will introduce legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “It’s only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which is critical to energy producing states like Montana,” Daines said. “This project will create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue for local communities, promote North American energy security and independence, and it is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil. We must do all that we can to ensure construction moves forward.” Daines will introduce the legislation with Senators Crapo (Idaho), Risch (Idaho),

Daines to Biden: Save the Keystone XL Pipeline

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

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Keystone XL Presidential Permit

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following President Trump’s presidential permit on the Keystone XL pipeline.  “President Trump’s announcement today is a big win for Montana and our nation,” Daines said. “After over ten years of review, this pipeline that will create roughly 800 construction jobs and spur millions in revenue for Montana’s rural communities and schools, will finally become a reality. I applaud President Trump for his leadership and commitment in getting this done.”  To read more on the President’s permit today, click HERE.  ###

Daines, Hoeven, Gianforte and Gosar Lead Letter to President Trump on Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today led 42 Members of Congress in sending a letter to President Trump to urge any immediate action necessary to move construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline forward “The Keystone XL pipeline will bring nearly 6600 high paying jobs in the near-term and nearly $4 billion in new capital investment next year alone,” the letter states. “[O]ne of your first actions as President was to expedite the approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across six western and rural states. While we sincerely appreciate your strong leadership on this issue, we write

Daines Applauds TransCananda Commitment to Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today applauded TransCanada’s announced 20-year commercial commitments to transport at least 500,000 barrels of oil daily through the recently-approved Keystone XL pipeline. “This long-overdue project will inject millions of dollars in tax revenue to our rural communities and create thousands of jobs,” said Daines. “With permitting now in final stages of approval, I’m excited that after years of unnecessary political delays, construction of Keystone XL is moving forward.” As Chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, Daines has been a leading Senate advocate of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction, which President Donald Trump authorized last year. The Keystone XL pipeline

Daines: Keystone XL Finally A Reality

GREAT FALLS, Mont. —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump’s swift action to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. “After too many years of talk and delays, today is a long awaited day for Montana’s counties that badly need the tax revenue of this job-creating pipeline,” Daines stated. “Thanks to President Trump we took a big step towards finally breaking ground and building the Keystone XL pipeline.” Richard Dunbar, President of the Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties: “The oil and gas counties are just glad that this project is finally getting permitted. It has been a long-awaited process. I

Trump Heeds Daines’ Call: Keystone XL Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump’s executive action to move forward the commonsense job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. “The Keystone XL pipeline will create good-paying Montana union,” Daines stated. “After years of talk and political nonsense, I couldn’t be more thrilled that President Trump has heeded my call to move forward construction of this project.”  In Daines’ letter to Trump on December 6, 2016, Daines urged him to take immediate action in starting the process to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  Cary Hegreberg, Executive Director, Montana Contractors Association: “The Keystone project will put hundreds of high paid construction workers to

Daines: President Obama’s Rejection of the Keystone XL is an Affront to the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today admonished President Barack Obama for rejecting TransCanada’s application to build the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline:  “It has taken more than seven years for President Obama to come clean with the American people and admit his anti-energy and anti-American jobs agenda. President Obama had an opportunity to help create good-paying jobs with the construction of the Keystone pipeline, but instead he chose to blatantly disregard the economic needs of this nation, the need for good-paying jobs, like union jobs, energy costs for Montana families and the will of the American people. The rejection of

Daines Statement on State Department’s Rejection of TransCanada Request to Suspend Keystone XL Application

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today denounced the State Department’s decision to reject TransCanada’s request to suspend their application’s review to build the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline: “President Obama has made clear that he has no intention of approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department’s rejection of TransCanada’s request to suspend the Keystone application’s review is just another political move in the Obama administration’s long-standing war on American energy. Once again, President Obama is working directly against American energy independence, American jobs and the will of the American people.” Daines has been a vocal proponent of building the