Urge Senator Conrad to Oppose Legislation Short-Circuiting Keystone XL Approval
Congress continues to interfere with the Obama administration’s handling of the permitting of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Because of an arbitrary deadline set by Congress, the administration rejected the siting application by TransCanada, essentially requiring the company to start over with an alternate route. Keystone XL proponents in Congress are trying to short-circuit the process.
Recently, Senator John Hoeven offered legislation, S. 2041, that would require approval of the pipeline as soon as an alternate route is proposed, preventing thorough review of the pipeline’s safety and eliminating further public comment. He has 44 co-sponsors.
Senator Kent Conrad announced that he would not co-sponsor S. 2041. He expressed support for following a thorough administrative process, including public comment, prior to approving or rejecting the pipeline.
Thank Senator Conrad for his support of a thorough review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, if TransCanada reapplies. You can call him or email him the message below. Feel free to personalize your message if you wish.