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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Statement on Vote Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—January 9, 2015. Today, the House passed H.R. 3, legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, by a vote of 266 -153.  Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement in response to the bill’s passage:

“Today, I voted against H.R. 3, the Keystone XL approval bill.  I did so because the pipeline would threaten public health and the environment while having no beneficial impact on energy security or consumer costs.

The Keystone XL pipeline would allow the full development of the Alberta tar sands, which contain 240 gigatons . . .

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