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AEA Statement on Keystone Vote

WASHINGTON — AEA President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on tonight’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Harry Reid’s infamous tenure as Senate Majority Leader will die as it lived—in dysfunction. The Keystone XL pipeline is an economic no-brainer that will create thousands of jobs and lower gasoline prices. Yet under Harry Reid’s leadership the U.S. Senate seems incapable of advancing even a routine infrastructure project.

“Keystone XL enjoys wide support among the American people and a majority of their elected leaders. Only the national environmentalists and their Democratic allies in the U.S. Senate stand in the way of forcing the President to finally decide whether or not to veto an infrastructure project that everyone else in the country believes is long overdue.

“We look forward to the new leadership in Congress charting a course that departs from the Obama-Reid agenda and instead promotes commonsense energy polices.”

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