Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3, 'The Northern Route Approval Act,' U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 16, 2013   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 16, 2013 hearing, "Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3" before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. From the opening statement of Doug Lamborn: "Its seems that from day one the Obama Administration has put up roadblock after roadblock to prevent the approval of the Keystone pipeline- even going so far as to deny the application in January of 2012 after Congress required the President to issue a permit for the project unless he determined it was not in the national interest. […] While not only being the last obstacle between the construction of the northern portion of the pipeline, President Obama had no problem taking credit for construction of the southern section of the pipeline - which does not require his approval. […] The Administration's own Department of Energy estimates the pipeline will transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands area of Alberta, Canada. This is nearly half of what the U.S. imports from the Middle East. Further, the State Department estimates this project will create approximately 42,100 jobs over a 1 to 2 year construction period - of which, 3,900 would be directly involved with construction. Alternately, TransCanada predicts this project would create 20,000 direct jobs, and 120,000 indirect jobs. Further, this project will lead to billions of dollars in investment into the U.S. economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Doug Lamborn, Jeffrey Soth, Ross Eisenberg, Charles T. Drevna, and Stephen M. Kretzmann.

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