AUSTIN (KXAN) - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Monday signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation to ensure that a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline gets built.
President Barack Obama this month put the so-called Keystone XL Pipeline project on hold so that additional proposed routes could be considered to minimize any environmental threats. Keystone supporters say the project will reduce the United States' dependence on oil from the Middle East.
"The Keystone XL pipeline will bring thousands of long-term jobs and energy security to the United States, and will be good for the economy, good for national security, and good for Texas," said Cornyn, R-Texas.
The sponsored by Cornyn and 43 other senators from both parties would authorize TransCanada to construct and operate the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
It would transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day to U.S. refineries. The bill allows the company to move forward with construction of the pipeline in the United States while the state of Nebraska works to determine an alternative route.
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