It’s Time for President Obama to Stand Up for Middle Class Jobs and Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
1,605 Days and Counting: It’s #TimeToBuild the Keystone XL Pipeline
WASHINGTON, DC – It has been over 1,605 days since TransCanada first applied to the State Department for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. To put the delays over Keystone into perspective, it took 1,605 days to construct the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Construction began on the architectural marvel on January 5, 1933, and the Golden Gate was opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Spanning 4,200 feet, the Golden Gate Bridge is the ninth longest suspension bridge in the world.
On the heels of news that the American economy has ground to a halt, the landmark shovel ready Keystone XL project is a commonsense solution that will create middle class jobs and jumpstart the economy.
The proposed 1,700-mile pipeline would transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, create approximately 20,000 direct and 100,000 indirect jobs and inject $7 billion of private investment into the economy.
1,605 days was long enough to build one of the modern wonders of the world. It is time for President Obama to stand up for the middle class and say “yes” to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Republicans and Democrats agree. It’s #TimeToBuild the Keystone XL Pipeline.