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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: February 24, 2022 01:48 PM
From: Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. and Sen. Joe Pittman, Sen. Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution Urging President Biden to Reopen the Keystone XL Pipeline
In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution urging President Biden to reopen the Keystone XL Pipeline.

This week oil prices have soared over $100 per barrel and currently, the United States is importing over 800,000 barrels of oil per day from Russia. These barrels are either going to become more expensive or completely unavailable as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate.

The United States cannot continue to rely so heavily on foreign oil when we have the resources to fuel our vehicles and heat our homes. It was expected that the Keystone XL Pipeline would transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day, which would help offset the current supply received daily from Russia. Re-opening the Keystone XL Pipeline will start to ease the burden that Pennsylvanians are feeling every day and protect our national energy security going forward.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this timely resolution.

Introduced as SR255