Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Nov 14, 2014 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy
Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline


November 14, 2014

Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County joined over 250 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan effort to approve the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682, to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, was sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and passed by a vote of 252-161-1.

This legislation authorizes the construction, operation and maintenance of the pipeline. Furthermore, the pipeline has met every National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirement and has officially been deemed by the United States Department of State as having limited adverse effects or harm to environments the pipeline is proposed to traverse. The widely bipartisan bill will be sent to the United State Senate for consideration.

Congressman Marino said the following of his vote today and the pipeline project as a whole:

“The Keystone XL will create thousands of jobs, stimulate local economies and generate billions in earnings inside the U.S. Just earlier this week I met with the Canadian Consul General who encouraged greater partnership between our nation and his with regards to energy production. The Canadian Government wants the pipeline and we want it to.

My vote today was one of several similar votes that would have included approval and authorization to build this pipeline. I had absolutely no reservation in casting that vote in the past and was happy to do so today. For me this was not a partisan grudge match, this is a reasonable and common sense vote and many of my Democrat colleagues joined us in support.

Now is the time for the Senate to pass this legislation and the President quit pandering to his radical environmentalist fringe groups and sign this bill into law. It will put more Americans back to work and put more money in the pockets of workers struggling to make ends meet.”