Statement on Presidential Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christopher Guith, Acting President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Presidential Permit on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“We’re pleased to see action that will help clear the way for development of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most studied pieces of infrastructure in American history.  Over the course of a decade, it has been through five environmental reviews on the main route and an additional two on an alternative route.  As our president and CEO, Tom Donohue, recently said during recent Congressional testimony, “it shouldn’t take longer to approve a project than to build it.”  Keystone XL is in our economic and energy security interests, and review after review have found that it can be built and operated in an environmentally responsible way.  It’s time to move forward.”