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Jim Bohannan
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Posted: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 2:20PM

Representative Nesbitt, Others In Lansing Pushing For Keystone XL Approval

Michigan lawmakers want action now from the federal government to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton chairs the House Energy and Technology Committee and joined with a Bay City Democrat to craft a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry.


75 lawmakers from both parties have signed the letter. Nesbitt adds the State Department has had plenty of time to hear from the public on the pipeline, dating back to the tenure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. He notes there are jobs in southwest Michigan dependent on the pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Canada to refineries in the United States.


An application to develop the pipeline was submitted in 2008, and parts of it are already under construction on both sides of the border.


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