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Today marks the 1,800th day of the Keystone XL pipeline’s review. The initial application was first submitted to the State Department nearly five years ago on September 19, 2008, and the American people are still waiting for approval of this landmark energy infrastructure project that will deliver jobs and greater energy security to America.

The path to build Keystone has been long and tortuous and marked by a series of regulatory and political roadblocks. To overcome these obstacles, the House has voted now seven times to advance construction of this critical jobs project. How much longer will President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep America waiting?

Here is a look back at some of the headlines from the last 1,800 days as the project has languished under review:   

DAY 762:

Clinton seems poised to approve TransCanada pipeline
October 20, 2010

DAY 1,041:

House passes plan to speed Keystone pipeline permit
July 26, 2011

DAY 1,072:

Final environmental impact statement re-affirms limited environmental impact from Keystone XL pipeline
August 26, 2011

DAY 1,217:

President Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline
January 18, 2012

Day 1,267:

Obama lobby of Senate leads to defeat of Keystone pipeline provision
March 8, 2012

DAY 1,281:

Keystone controversy continues as Obama visits Cushing
March 22, 2012

DAY 1,587:

Governor of Nebraska backs route for pipeline
January 22, 2013

DAY 1,589:

White House urges patience on Keystone
January 24, 2013

DAY 1,625:

Keystone XL effect on environment seen as minimal, U.S. says
March 1, 2013

DAY 1,646:

Senate backs Keystone Pipeline in bipartisan vote
March 22, 2013

DAY 1,707:

House approves Keystone pipeline bill
May 22, 2013

DAY 1,776:

President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs
July 30, 2013


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