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Larson on Keystone XL Pipeline Act

January 9, 2015
Press Release

Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 3, the "Keystone XL Pipeline Act":

“After a thorough review, I believe that the Keystone XL pipeline will ultimately be approved. It has Project Labor Agreements up and down in right-to-work states. Construction will help our nation’s workforce and support jobs. However, it still has to go through a process - and as the President has indicated - the Administration must conduct due diligence in its review to ensure it satisfies the proper environmental criteria. Following a Nebraska court’s removal of a significant hurdle, I believe the Administration can now act. I also continue to believe that it would be inappropriate to short circuit the process, which is why I am voting no while the Administration conducts their review.”