Few things in this country have more bipartisan and nationwide support as approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Its numerous benefits have been thoroughly detailed the past 6 years, and America is tired of waiting.
Check out the infographic below to see just why the country has continued to make the case for Keystone.
First, the pipeline would add 42,000 jobs in construction and manufacturing to the workforce. At a time when our economy is not reaching its full potential, we cannot afford to bypass this opportunity to create jobs.
Second, Keystone would provide widespread economic benefits that would reverberate throughout the country, especially in the corridor states of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. It’s estimated that Keystone would inject $2 billion into the U.S. economy. It would also help drive down energy prices, making access to energy sources more affordable for all.
Finally, the creation of this pipeline would integrate North America’s energy markets, bringing us closer to our ally, Canada, and making the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil from hostile regimes abroad.
For six years the Obama Administration has dragged its feet and delayed this job-creating infrastructure project. The President should reconsider his veto threat and stop obstructing the people’s priorities.