BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven are criticizing the Obama administration’s long delay in approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline after the operator asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project.
The remarks from the North Dakota senators came Monday after TransCanada’s announcement.
The fate of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has languished for seven years.
Heitkamp says that during those years, people have “witnessed the conflation of a basic infrastructure expansion project into the foremost emotional and overly politicized issue as it relates to our country’s energy policy.”
Hoeven says it’s “clear” that the administration intends to deny the pipeline permit, which he claimed would have “a chilling effect on the willingness of other companies to invest in important energy infrastructure projects in the United States.”
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