Channeling FRIENDS on Why the President Should Say Yes to Keystone After 6 Years This week the House approved S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, sending the bill to the president’s desk. The president must now decide if he will say yes to American jobs and energy and sign the bill. Could there BE any more reasons to say yes?
The month of January is traditionally a time for new beginnings and resolutions, and America’s New Congress wasted no time in getting to work to keep its promises to the American people. Looking back this month, the House made impressive strides toward creating more American jobs and advancing our energy security by approving three Energy and Commerce Committee bills focused on energy infrastructure.
“Over the next several months, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which I chair, will begin a series of listening sessions and roundtables to gather advice and advance ideas about how to streamline the approval process, spur more scientific collaboration and ensure the United States remains the world leader in this field. …”
2323 days are now on the clock since the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline was first submitted, and it’s now been over three years since the president shocked American workers by formally rejecting the project’s initial permit.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a discussion document marking the next phase of the 21st Century Cures initiative, #Cures2015.
The U.S. shale gas revolution has proved to be a game changer for the American economy and the entire global energy market.