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A bipartisan group of 53 senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to approve the keystone XL pipeline that letter and -- these words.
We urge -- to choose jobs economic development.
An American energy security the pipeline is gone through the most exhaustive environmental scrutiny of any pipeline.
There is no reason to the way to deny or further delay this long studied.
Project that letter follows to brass for governor Dave Simon's approval of the revised drop through his state putting along the way project.
On the president's desk he -- second -- In his state along the -- pipeline is expected to create in Nebraska over 418 million and benefits related to a two year construction project.
Sixty and a half million at one time tax assessment.
Joining us now is the governor and state of Nebraska Dave -- Governor good to have you with us and congratulations.
You've got to feel pretty good just knowing that you I know you feel good about the economic prospects for your state the benefits for your citizens but you've got to feel.
I would think some special in humanity.
About giving a president.
A second chance to do the right thing.
Well I'm glad to be able do that Lou I'm glad to be with you tonight.
This is really in my opinion about energy independence we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The economic impact is very positive for my state and all of America with these jobs -- -- to play.
In that it's the environmental.
Concerns -- we had an environmental impact statement.
That said it would be minimal it would be localized in nature I've now prove did and it's now time for the president.
To act and you know after all the studies all of the revisions that you've made in there and and and there and the keystone XL pipeline imports -- -- TransCanada.
I mean the environmentalists are still have -- -- -- aren't there.
They are you're never gonna satisfy them totally.
TransCanada listen to what we had to say in the state we -- the route moved around the environmentally sensitive sand hills area they did that.
Then we have for informational hearings -- made some other minor adjustments that we now have morale and I think we're all comfortable in this state.
Would allow us to move forward and America to move forward with keystone XL pipeline.
Well you gonna we're gonna have a new secretary of state State Department -- have another review.
Perhaps a decision as early as march -- -- -- call that early.
-- given although it is transpired.
Is it your sense do you give any cents.
From the Obama administration whether it's interior whether it's state.
Whomever it may be the White House itself that the president has rethought this matter and is taking a different approach.
Lou I don't know that for sure but I can tell you we've been working with his Department of State during this entire process.
They've been all the information all areas have been to the public hearing.
They know exactly what was going to be in the environmental impact statements so.
I don't know they need much more information.
It's time to say yes or no approve -- not.
And I think most Americans would say it's time to improve the route lets get moving forward.
All right -- government thank you very much for being with us we will be watching along with you and the and the -- in Nebraska and well folks all over the -- country to see what.
What their contribution the keystone XL pipeline will be making to our energy future thank you governor.
Thank you Lou --
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