Keystone Pipeline

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-03-29 16:18:36
Dear Friend, Recently I joined several of my House colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that would approve the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline, an oil pipeline designed to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States. As you know, this project has been a topic of much study and discussion for the past 5 years.� With regard to US energy security, the pipeline offers a reliable, affordable, secure source of raw product from a trusted ally.� It also provides a significant source of employment opportunities- both immediate opportunities in developing the pipeline infrastructure as well as long-term positions in maintenance and refining.� I am also confident that scientific studies conclude that the project is a prudent environmental decision.�� In order for our economy to grow and thrive, we need to support a modern, diverse energy portfolio which includes the type of expanded North American oil production that the Keystone XL pipeline would enable. The specific project technology is well-known and widely implemented today.� In fact, the U.S. currently relies on similar crude oil pipelines nationwide to move 71 percent of its oil and petroleum products. The XL pipeline will build on an existing and efficient infrastructure and is one of the safest methods for transporting oil. In contrast, shipping oil over the ocean and trucking it across the country is not a wise economic decision and presents more hazards to the environment. Further, the proposed pipeline has undergone several environmental studies by the federal government which I have reviewed in detail. The State Department�s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) concluded that the pipeline would have �no significant impact� on the environment and recommended that the project move forward.� As I assess all factors in this discussion, I believe the pipeline will have a positive effect on our economy and that the environmental impact will be minimal.� We cannot afford to delay and give competitors access to this growing market.� Now is the time to approve and construct the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.� That is why I am a proud supporter of legislation to move forward on approving the project. I am honored to represent Utah�s 4th Congressional District, and am interested in knowing more about the issues that matter to Utah families like yours. If there are topics, like supporting domestic energy production and growing our economy that matter to you, please let me know.� I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah
March 29, 2013

Dear Friend,

Recently I joined several of my House colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation that would approve the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline, an oil pipeline designed to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States.

As you know, this project has been a topic of much study and discussion for the past 5 years.  With regard to US energy security, the pipeline offers a reliable, affordable, secure source of raw product from a trusted ally.  It also provides a significant source of employment opportunities- both immediate opportunities in developing the pipeline infrastructure as well as long-term positions in maintenance and refining.  I am also confident that scientific studies conclude that the project is a prudent environmental decision.   In order for our economy to grow and thrive, we need to support a modern, diverse energy portfolio which includes the type of expanded North American oil production that the Keystone XL pipeline would enable.

The specific project technology is well-known and widely implemented today.  In fact, the U.S. currently relies on similar crude oil pipelines nationwide to move 71 percent of its oil and petroleum products. The XL pipeline will build on an existing and efficient infrastructure and is one of the safest methods for transporting oil. In contrast, shipping oil over the ocean and trucking it across the country is not a wise economic decision and presents more hazards to the environment.

Further, the proposed pipeline has undergone several environmental studies by the federal government which I have reviewed in detail. The State Department�s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) concluded that the pipeline would have �no significant impact� on the environment and recommended that the project move forward. 

As I assess all factors in this discussion, I believe the pipeline will have a positive effect on our economy and that the environmental impact will be minimal.  We cannot afford to delay and give competitors access to this growing market.  Now is the time to approve and construct the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.  That is why I am a proud supporter of legislation to move forward on approving the project.

I am honored to represent Utah�s 4th Congressional District, and am interested in knowing more about the issues that matter to Utah families like yours. If there are topics, like supporting domestic energy production and growing our economy that matter to you, please let me know.  I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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