WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), issued the following statement in response to the announcement that TC Energy will terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline project permanently. Construction of the pipeline was stopped following President Biden’s Inauguration Day executive order.
“President Biden killed the Keystone XL Pipeline and with it, thousands of good-paying American jobs,” said Barrasso. “On Inauguration Day, the president signed an executive order that ended pipeline construction and handed one thousand workers pink slips. Now, ten times that number of jobs will never be created. At a time when gasoline prices are spiking, the White House is celebrating the death of a pipeline that would have helped bring Americans relief.”