Hoeven Statement on Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Route Through Nebraska

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the route for the Keystone XL Pipeline in the state. 

“After nearly a decade of delay, the Keystone XL Pipeline is now moving again,” said Hoeven, “This pipeline project is important energy infrastructure for our nation that will create jobs and economic growth and make our nation more secure by reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern oil. Building newer and better infrastructure is safer and will provide our country with the infrastructure we need now and in the future.”

In the last Congress, Hoeven introduced S.1, legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline on constitutional grounds. The bill passed with bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House, but was then vetoed by President Obama, who had delayed the project for more than seven years. In March, the Trump Administration approved the permit to build the pipeline.