“We have the opportunity to create thousands of good-paying jobs for American workers, stimulating our economy and contributing to our nation’s movement toward energy security,” said Walorski. “I urge the President to heed our bipartisan recommendation to approve the pipeline and put people back to work.”
Congresswoman Walorski joined a robust group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives requesting immediate action from the Administration to approve the shovel-ready project, echoing a similar message submitted from the Senate last week.
Since the original permit for the pipeline was denied last year, the proposal has been modified to re-route through Nebraska to avoid the Sand Hills, previously cited as an area of concern by the Administration. This measure was recently approved by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman after thorough investigations from Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality to ensure minimal environmental impact.
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