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Senators Tired Of Waiting For Keystone Pipeline Approval

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Multiple Senators from across the United States are pressing for Obama's immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp meet up with others in Washington D.C. in response to the State Department's final environmental impact statement.

The $7 billion pipeline would transport over 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to Texas.

They have been waiting for an answer from Obama since March of last year.

"This is a project about energy. It's about economic growth. It's about putting people to work and it's about energy security, North American energy security. We don't need to get oil from the Middle East. We can produce it right here at home and we can work with our closest friend and ally Canada to produce more energy than we consume," Senator Hoeven said.

Hoeven says this project has been in the works for 6 years and that a poll shows 70% of the public are in support of it.

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