Montana’s Senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus reiterated the need to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project in response to President Obama’s State of The Union address last night.

“I liked the President’s enthusiasm tonight, and I was glad to see him focus on priorities like education, manufacturing and jobs. But we heard a lot of talk about energy when what we need is action – action to approve the Keystone pipeline. Thousands of jobs are at stake over this project and I’m not going to stop fighting until we get it done for Montana jobs.”

Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, also released a statement in response to the President’s Address.

Montana’s Junior Senator Jon Tester is also in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline. In a statement he made last week regarding the President’s denial of the pipeline construction permit tester says, “I am disappointed in the President’s decision. Just as I have supported Montana’s renewable energy jobs, I have long supported responsibly building this pipeline with the highest safety standards and with respect for private property rights. Oil, coal, natural gas, wind, geothermal and biofuels all provide good jobs in Montana. I will continue to champion Montana’s role in securing America’s energy future.”

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