U.S. Chamber Opposes Executive Action to Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today opposing the Biden Administration’s announced plans to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit: 

"The Chamber opposes President Biden’s action to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline—the most studied infrastructure project in American history—is already under construction and has cleared countless legal and environmental hurdles. This is a politically motivated decision that is not grounded in science. It will harm consumers and put thousands of Americans in the building trades out of work. Halting construction will also impede the safe and efficient transport of oil, and unfairly single out production from one of our closest and most important allies."