January 29, 2015

Manchin Statement on the Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.

“I am so pleased that bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline has finally passed in the Senate, especially after we had the opportunity to extensively debate this issue and add dozens of amendments. As I’ve said again and again, we must address the critical issues of moving America toward energy independence, while continuing to foster job growth and economic prosperity. The Keystone XL pipeline will help us reach these goals as we partner with one of our strongest allies, Canada. It is my hope that the bill will swiftly pass through the House and that the President will defer to multiple State Department studies which have all concluded the project will have no significant impact on our environment. With a majority of Americans in support of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction, let’s move this project forward once and for all.”