Hoeven Statement in Response to TransCanada's Announcement That It Will Sue the U.S. Over Denial of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to TransCanada Corporation’s announcement that it intends to take legal action against the president’s decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project.

“Unfortunately, the president’s arbitrary decision to turn down the Keystone XL pipeline means we do not have this important energy infrastructure project under construction, or the jobs and other benefits that go with it, but also the American taxpayer is now on the hook for potentially billions of dollars in fines and legal costs. The president denied the Keystone XL pipeline permit, even though Congress approved it on a bipartisan basis, all six states along the route approved it and the American people overwhelmingly support it.”