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GOP Reps Condemn Keystone Cancellation, as Dems Stay Silent

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GOP Reps Condemn Keystone Cancellation, as Dems Stay Silent


President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline construction permit approved by his predecessor is drawing heavy fire from congressional Republicans. “President Biden’s decision to rescind an essential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline puts thousands of present and future union jobs at risk and undermines the trust of our friends and allies in Canada who have invested billions of dollars into the completion of this vital pipeline,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in a joint statement with Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.). Mullin and Duncan are co-chairmen of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), a GOP caucus that also includes House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “American energy security will also be undermined because this Canadian energy, destined for refineries along the Gulf Coast, will now be replaced by imports from unreliable OPEC countries,” the HEAT statement said. One of Biden’s first acts …

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