Hoeven Joins Colleagues Pressing for Release of Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Loss Report

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in pressing for U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to release the Keystone XL Pipeline jobs loss report that was due to Congress on February 13, 2022. On his first day in office, President Biden unilaterally revoked the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was expected to provide some 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs.

“At the time of its closure, the Keystone XL Pipeline project was already under construction and employed more than 1,500 workers. By the end of 2021, the Keystone XL pipeline was projected to provide approximately 11,000 jobs. The closure erased thousands of real, high-paying jobs and approximately $800 million in wages,” the senators wrote. “Knowing the full impact of the President’s actions is important to the American people. We urge you to complete your obligation under the law and release your report to Congress immediately.” 

In addition to Hoeven, Risch and Daines, the letter was signed by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

Click here for the full text of the letter. Last year, Hoeven helped introduce the Defending Keystone Jobs Act, requiring the Biden administration to submit a report to Congress on the number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of the Biden administration’s move to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.