September 30, 2014

Walker offers support for Keystone XL pipeline

You can count Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker among the official supporters for the Keystone XL pipeline. The governor submitted a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Monday urging that the project between Canada and refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast be approved.

The proposed pipeline is at the center of a political battle pitting environmentalists, Native Americans and some landowners against oil companies, labor unions and the Canadian government.

In his written comments, Walker urged “Secretary Kerry to move swiftly on the expansion of the Keystone Pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline is our chance to have a new North American energy source. Expanding the pipeline will produce 830,000 barrels of oil per day, which will have an enormously positive economic impact.”

Walker says if the project is approved in a timely manner, “countless jobs in the United States stand to be created.”