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Delaney Votes Against Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

January 9th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The House has passed legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The legislation passed by a 266-153 vote, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) opposed the bill. “Coming from the private sector, I have been trained to look at who is advantaged by any transaction and I have applied that analysis to Keystone,” said Congressman Delaney. “I understand why Keystone is good for Canada, China and the Asian countries that will most benefit from the sale of tar sands oil on the world market, but I have yet to be convinced why it is good for America. As a Representative of Maryland’s Sixth District, I’m sworn to do what’s best for our country. ‎Keystone creates very few permanent jobs, unlike U.S. natural gas exploration it has nothing to do with American energy assets and it will not contribute to U.S. energy independence. Moreover, this pipeline project is contrary to making progress on climate change. Instead of helping foreign interests, Congress should focus instead on new projects that spur long-term job creation and increase our U.S. economic competitiveness.” 

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