The Keystone For a Secure Tomorrow Act, legislation to Congressionally approve the federal permit allowing construction to begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline was recently introduced by Representative Ted Poe of Texas. The Act approves the necessary federal permit so that states like Montana, which have already approved the pipeline, can let the private sector start creating jobs. Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg is sponsoring the bill. Special provisions in the bill were made for the Nebraska portion of the route so that the rest of the jobs aren’t held up by one state.

Rehberg has also sponsored legislation to transfer authority for approving or denying the Keystone XL permit from the State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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