MAIN Coalition Statement On Issuance Of Presidential Permit To TransCanada For Keystone XL Pipeline

Today the Trump Administration announced they have issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (“TransCanada”) authorizing TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canadian border in Phillips County, Montana for the importation of crude oil.

MAIN Coalition Spokesman Craig Stevens issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline will be approved.

“We applaud President Trump and his administration in their ongoing support of our nation’s energy infrastructure by approving the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.  Today’s decision to approve the permit after more than a year of politically-motivated delay sends a strong, positive signal to those looking to invest in our country that the U.S. is open for business.  Under the prior administration,  companies were forced to guess which and how laws and regulations would be enforced, ignored, or created on a whim.  President Trump has ended that uncertainty allowing businesses to grow which should lead to a stronger economy and more U.S. jobs.”