11:09 am CST - March 18, 2013
Posted under On The Record
Letter calls for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gene Green has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging his approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter was submitted as part of the comment period for the most recent Department of State Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Congressman Green stated, “This pipeline is an important piece of our quest for energy security and after the latest environmental impact study showing there is still not a significant environmental impact, there is no reason to delay this decision once the final EIS is ready. I hope Secretary Kerry will recognize the importance of the pipeline and do what is right for our economy and energy security.”
Congressman Green’s letter also included a copy of a bipartisan letter supporting the project that was sent to President Obama on January 23, 2013. This letter was signed by the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee Chairman of Energy and Power, the Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure, and over 145 Members from districts all over the country including Texas, Illinois, California, New York, Arkansas and Utah.
A copy of Congressman Green’s letter to Secretary Kerry along with a copy of the original bipartisan letter can be found here.
Congressman Green has served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee since 1996 and has represented the 29th District of Texas, which covers parts of North and East Houston and Harris County since 1993.