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President should follow Congress’ lead on KXL

Sabrina Fang | 202.682.8114 |

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded the bipartisan House passage of legislation to finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

“Democrats and Republicans in the House have now joined their colleagues in the Senate to approve this pipeline,” said Gerard. “The American people want the 42,000 jobs this pipeline would create. This bipartisan effort shows that Congress is listening to their constituents. We continue to urge the president to reconsider his veto threat, support the will of the people and prove that Washington can govern and enact meaningful energy policy.”

API thanked the bipartisan co-sponsors in both chambers of Congress for their leadership in advancing this legislation.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 25 million Americans.