VIDEO: Committee Leaders Highlight Legislation that Will Clear Roadblocks and Ensure Keystone XL Pipeline Is Built
This morning, the Energy and Power Subcommittee is holding a hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. The Keystone XL pipeline is a $7 billion private-sector infrastructure project that will bring thousands of jobs and greater energy security to America, but this landmark jobs and energy project has been tied up in regulatory review for over four years. While President Obama has not yet approved the project, even with the Presidential Permit, construction of the pipeline will likely be further delayed due to additional regulatory hurdles and legal challenges. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced H.R. 3 to clear away these roadblocks preventing construction of the project and move America forward toward greater North American energy independence.
For a summary on H.R. 3, click here.
Click here to watch Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) discuss H.R. 3 with Fox Business Channel’s Gerri Willis last evening.
Click here to watch Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) discuss the new legislation with Fox Business Channel’s Stuart Varney from this morning.