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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s expected executive order to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“President-elect Biden’s executive order will rob both American and Canadian workers of good-paying jobs,” said Barrasso. “Currently, one thousand union workers are busy constructing the Keystone XL pipeline. When completed, the pipeline will ship oil from the Canadian and Bakken oil fields to American refineries along the Gulf Coast and across the Midwest. President-elect Biden’s actions will not end our need for oil from our strongest ally, Canada. Instead, it will cost jobs, result in more shipments of oil by rail and make America even more vulnerable to OPEC and foreign adversaries, like Russia.”