NEWS: National Journal: “Pipes Worth $200 Million Sit as Washington Fights Over Keystone XL”
“Pipes Worth $200 Million Sit as Washington Fights Over Keystone XL”
August 14, 2013
National Journal published striking new images yesterday of an endless row of stacked pipes sitting idle in the tiny town of Gascoyne, North Dakota as they wait for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. According to a graphic produced by National Journal, these pipes would stretch 281 miles and are worth over $200 million. The pipes, which are just a fraction of the piping that would be used to build the $7 billion landmark jobs and infrastructure project, have been stacked in a field since 2011, awaiting the president’s green light to start building. They have weathered years of environmental review and tens of thousands of pages of study, and they have sat patiently as the House has taken action now seven times to end the regulatory delays and advance construction of the pipeline. Most recently, in May, the House voted to approve H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, which will address all necessary federal permits to build the project, but the Senate has yet to take up the legislation. It has now been over 1791 days since TransCanda first submitted its application to build Keystone XL. After years of waiting, it’s #TimetoBuild.
Click HERE to view National Journal’s photo gallery.