Neb. Representative on Keystone XL Pipeline
September 9, 2014
U.S. Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) made the following statement Sept. 5, after the conclusion of oral arguments at the Nebraska Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline through the state of Nebraska:
"As the process in our state unfolds, it's important to keep in mind that it's separate from the President's ability to deem the Keystone XL Pipeline in the national interest.
"By approving the permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline, the President could immediately begin construction in other states and put thousands of Americans back to work. But rather than doing what's best for our country to create jobs and strengthen North American energy security, the President seems content to let the legal shenanigans of a few environmental extremists intimidate him from listening to the science of over 22,000 pages of environmental reviews that say Keystone XL poses no significant threat to the environment.
"In two weeks, it will be six years since the initial permits were filed to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Our nation has liberated continents and put a man on the moon in less time than it has taken for this pipeline to be reviewed. The process in our state can play itself out, but it's no excuse for the President to further delay this project. It's time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline."