Dalrymple joins Canadian premier in calling for end in delays to Keystone pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has joined nine other governors and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in urging President Obama to act swiftly in approving the Keystone XL pipeline project. The governors and Premier Wall signed a joint letter, urging the President to move expeditiously in approving the pipeline project.

“The Keystone XL pipeline project is important to U.S. energy security and it would greatly expand the market opportunities for Bakken crude oil,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “Given that Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has approved an alternate route through his state, we see no reason to delay the project any further.”

In the letter, the governors and Wall said the XL Keystone pipeline would also create thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs and support the most efficient and reliable means of transporting crude oil to U.S. refineries.

The governors who joined Dalrymple in singing the letter are: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback, Nev. Gov. Brian Sandoval, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin, S. D. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Wyo. Gov. Matt Mead.

TransCanada’s proposed XL pipeline would carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada and from the Bakken shale formation to Gulf Coast refineries.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Yogibare

    A bit of sarcasm: we will hear from the Obama spokemen and HIS apologists
    that this is a most diffiicult and challenging decision which will take great courage (as in Bin Laden take-down) to sign-off and give a go-ahead. Think on this: this pipe will allow millions of gallons of crude to flow from one place on the planet to another.
    Not sarcasm—–this president is so lame that the MSM counts him as one of their heros of communication.

  • schreib

    last I heard, the state dept said that they need until at least March to make a decision. How long would it take this government to launch a counter attack if this nation were ever attacked???? Grandpa and his 12 gauge would be faster

  • schreib

    Obama and his cohorts have been sitting around scratching their good for nothing ashes for too long. either shyt or get off the pot