They've been waiting 5 years. Senators want answers.
Last year in March Senate Republicans asked the President, when a final decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline would be made.
Obama promised a decision before the end of the year.
The end of 2013 has come and gone..with no decision.
Now all 45 U.S. Republican Senators have written a letter to the President demanding an answer.
(Senator John Hoeven / ND (R)) "We have an energy renaissance going on, which is great. We can get energy independence in the very near future. We can tell the Middle East, get lost, we don't want your oil, we don't need it. And North Dakota is leading that charge, but to get that oil to market safely, and efficiently and cost effectively. We need infrastructure."
Hoeven says the Keystone XL Pipeline is a safer approach to moving oil.
The Keystone would move 100-thousand barrels of Bakken oil daily.
That would take 500 trucks a day off the roads in western North Dakota.