Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed the Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3); this legislation allows for the approval and construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Upon passage, Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), a member of the Natural Resources committee, issued the following statement:
"Americans deserve better than to feel the cost of rising gas prices because of government inaction on the Keystone Pipeline. The Obama administration has held up this project for years. Now, here is a real energy solution and a job creator that will alleviate the financial stress faced by the millions of Americans. There's no excuse not to move forward as the job creation, energy security, and economic arguments are overwhelmingly in favor of building the pipeline."