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Congressman Mooney Says Enough is Enough – Time to Build Keystone XL


Wednesday February 11, 2015


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Congressman Alex Mooney Says Enough is Enough – Time to Build Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Republican Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-2) and the House of Representatives will vote to approve final passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.

The bill, having passed the House and Senate, will go to the President who has repeatedly threatened a veto.  Congressman Mooney spoke today during debate on the bill saying in part*:

“It is time for the President to stop pandering to radical environmentalists and do what is right for hardworking American families.”

“The business community, organized labor, bipartisan majorities in Congress, and a clear majority of the American people support the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

“Mr. President, enough is enough.  It is time to create 42,000 jobs and reduce energy prices for hardworking families, sign this bill into law; it is time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

Over the six years since the Keystone XL project was first submitted for approval, the State Department has conducted 22,000 pages worth of review.  President Obama’s own State Department concluded the project would have no impact on carbon emissions, no negative environmental impact, and is in the best economic interest of the nation.

Congressman Mooney is one of 30 co-sponsors of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act and is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.


*Full video of Congressman Mooney speaking on the floor of the House can be seen here.