Mar 24 2017
WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement after the Trump administration issued a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:
“The Keystone XL pipeline is the type of job creating infrastructure project that America needs. It will create well-paying jobs for skilled laborers and help maintain lower fuel prices. I’m pleased that President Trump is giving this project the green-light,” Boozman said.
Welspun Tubular, the Little Rock manufacturer that has produced hundreds of miles of pipe for Keystone XL, estimates that as many as 300 jobs will be created at the facility to help fulfill the project needs.
In 2015, with Boozman’s support, the Senate approved legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill was vetoed by President Obama, despite the project being approved by all affected states.