Senate Adopts Resolution Urging Biden to Restart Keystone XL Pipeline

HARRISBURG – The Senate this week adopted a resolution regarding the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to Sen. Cris Dush (R-25).

Senate Resolution 9 urges the president to restart and expedite the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which had its permit canceled through an executive order on President Joe Biden’s first day in office.

“We’re reminded every day – when we fill up our cars, pay our electric and heating bills or buy food – about the direct impact the price of energy has on all aspects of our lives and our economy,” said Dush. “Our nation cannot continue to rely so heavily on foreign oil, particularly when some of those supplying nations are not supportive of our interests and way of life. We should be fully using the resources we have in this country to fuel our vehicles and heat our homes.”

A report from the Department of Energy showcased that the construction of the pipeline would have generated between 16,149-59,468 jobs annually and contribute $3.4 billion to the United States Gross Domestic Product. While President Joe Biden blocked American jobs, he waived sanctions on the Russian firm responsible for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany.

The resolution will now be transmitted to President Biden and members of Congress, including the entire Pennsylvania Congressional delegation.


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