WASHINGTON- U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the State Department’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “The State Department’s approval of Keystone XL proves that the Trump administration is serious about being a champion of creating energy jobs. My Committee has invested significant time and resources into examining the safety and environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline.  I’m relieved this valuable project is now on the way to being fully completed.  Even the State Department under the Obama administration concluded that this pipeline would have minimal impact on our environment and shows that the Keystone XL pipeline is long overdue to move forward.”