WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today issued the following statement after the State Department approved the Keystone XL pipeline.
“We’ve turned a new page under this administration and the days of government holding back energy development are a thing of the past,” said Walden, Upton, and Shimkus. “Now we can begin to roll-back red tape and enact policies that create jobs and promote economic growth. A key component to modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure and keeping up with the nation’s growing production of oil and gas will be ensuring projects aren’t bogged down in permitting delays – like Keystone XL pipeline was for so long. We’re looking forward to continuing to work on enacting policies that promote American businesses and benefit American consumers.”