Quantcast

Senator Blunt urges Obama administration to approve Keystone XL - KOAM TV 7

Senator Blunt urges Obama administration to approve Keystone XL Pipeline on 5-year anniversary

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNT (MO.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakersjoined business and labor leaders at a press conference today marking the fifthanniversary of TransCanada's original application to construct the Keystone XLPipeline project and calling for President Obama to approve this projectimmediately.

"As President Obama'pivots' back to the economy, he should explain to Americans why he has blockedthe Keystone XL Pipeline for five years," Blunt said. "This shovel-readyproject will create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and help reduce ourdependence on foreign oil. More American energy means more American jobs, andPresident Obama should stop stalling on Keystone and approve thisimportant project immediately."

CLICK HERE To Watch SenatorBlunt's Remarks 

 

Blunt has co-sponsored bipartisanlegislation – which was introduced byU.S. Senator John Hoeven (N.D.) and is co-sponsored by 44 Senators – to authorize the constructionand operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipelinewould create an estimated 20,000 jobs.

In addition to Blunt and Hoeven, today's newsconference included U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.),John Thune (S.D.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Mark Begich (Alaska), James Inhofe(Okla.), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), and U.S. Representative Lee Terry (Neb.).Also participating were Sean McGarvey, president of the North America'sBuilding Trades Unions, and Karen Harbert, president and chief executiveofficer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • $145,000 state audit of City of Joplin now underway

    $145,000 state audit of City of Joplin now underway

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:48:40 GMT
    A state audit of the City of Joplin, costing up to $145,000, began today.   A representative from the MO State Auditor's Office addressed Joplin City Council tonight, stating survey work is now underway to determine weak areas in need of further investigation.More >>
    A state audit of the City of Joplin, costing up to $145,000, began today.   A representative from the MO State Auditor's Office addressed Joplin City Council tonight, stating survey work is now underway to determine weak areas in need of further investigation.More >>
  • Christopher Foundation Announces their September Project

    Christopher Foundation Announces their September Project

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:34:47 GMT
    Joplin, MO - This year the Christopher Foundation will be collecting DVD;s for the oncology floor and clinics at Children's Mercy Hospital in KC. As well as the new Children's Mercy Clinic in Joplin. Movies must be new and rated PG-13 and under. DVD's can be dropped off at any Southwest Missouri Bank location, both New-Mac Electric locations, and Joyful Journey's in Neosho, MO. Donations can be also be mailed to the Christopher Foundation at P.O. Box 717, Neosho, MO 64850. All money received ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - This year the Christopher Foundation will be collecting DVD;s for the oncology floor and clinics at Children's Mercy Hospital in KC. As well as the new Children's Mercy Clinic in Joplin. Movies must be new and rated PG-13 and under. DVD's can be dropped off at any Southwest Missouri Bank location, both New-Mac Electric locations, and Joyful Journey's in Neosho, MO. Donations can be also be mailed to the Christopher Foundation at P.O. Box 717, Neosho, MO 64850. All money received ...More >>
  • Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center Opens for Classes

    Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center Opens for Classes

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:19:47 GMT
    As one door closes....another one opens, for Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center students. The 110 million dollar project delayed the start of school for a week, but today students began classes in their new state of the art building that marks the beginning of a new chapter.3 years and 3 campuses later, Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center students have a new place to call home."You can just look around and at first glance you can already tell this doesn't feel lik...More >>
    As one door closes....another one opens, for Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center students. The 110 million dollar project delayed the start of school for a week, but today students began classes in their new state of the art building that marks the beginning of a new chapter.3 years and 3 campuses later, Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center students have a new place to call home."You can just look around and at first glance you can already tell this doesn't feel lik...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.