Congressman Barry Moore Co-Sponsors Legislation to Authorize Construction and Operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Today, Congressman Barry Moore (AL-02) announced he has joined Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) along with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and 83 Republicans in cosponsoring the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act.
"On day one, President Biden made the deeply misguided decision to revoke the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, effectively signing pink slips for thousands of American workers during a global pandemic and undermining the United States' energy independence. Now more than ever, job creation and promoting American energy is paramount. If their goal is to address climate change, they should promote affordable, cleaner energy solutions, not job-killing policies that raise energy costs for Americans and create energy dependence on Russia and the Middle East."
The Keystone XL Pipeline is part of an extensive grid of energy infrastructure that helps fuel our economy, support our way of life, and create pathways towards cleaner energy solutions. Over the last four years, the Trump Administration tried to further the construction of the $9 billion, 1,200-mile pipeline, which would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska every day. On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order that revoked the pipeline permit, destroying thousands of American jobs and making us more dependent on foreign energy sources.
The Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act overrides the President's executive order by declaring that a Presidential permit is not required and authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline.