Armstrong Statement on TC Energy’s Announcement they are Terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after TC Energy announced they are terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline.
“Termination of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a win for environmental extremists and a loss for American workers,” said Congressman Armstrong. “President Biden’s recission of the pipeline’s permit in January was a signal to activists across the country that his administration will not defend American energy jobs and that their political attacks on energy infrastructure are ok with him.
The ability to safely transport our energy resources to market is critical for the thousands of North Dakotans who rely on energy production to feed their families. I will continue to fight for energy policies that help move North Dakota and our nation forward.”
The Keystone XL Pipeline was expected to provide approximately 11,000 jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and supporting jobs, generate tax revenue, decrease our reliance on foreign energy, and strengthen American national security and energy independence.
One of President Biden’s first actions in office was to rescind the pipeline’s border crossing permit. In February, Congressman Armstrong introduced the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act, which authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and declares that a Presidential permit is not required. The legislation has yet to receive a vote in Congress.