Senators Push For Keystone Pipeline - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Senators Push For Keystone Pipeline

Posted: Updated:

Republicans in the U.S. Senate push for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline prior to the President's State of The Union Address coming up on Tuesday.

And Senator John Hoeven is one of them. He and 44 other Republican Senators signed a letter sent to the President, urging him to hold his promise of making a decision about the pipeline by the end of 2013.

"This is about more energy for our country. This a is about needed infrastructure to us move our oil to market. This is about jobs. More than 40,000 jobs by the State Department's own figures. This is about working with Canada to create energy independence in our country, North American Energy independence so we can tell the Mideast, forget it. We don't need your oil. Americans overwhelmingly approve this project," says Hoeven.

Hoeven said the Senate is gaining more support for the project. It needs 60 "yes" votes to take the decision on the XL pipeline away from the president.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • TOOLBOX

  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.