Lee cosponsors the North American Energy Security Act

December 1, 2011

Today, Senator Mike Lee cosponsored the North American Energy Security Act, which would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“Not only is this an important energy project, it’s a job-creating project that is truly ‘shovel-ready,’” said Senator Lee. “Authorizing the Keystone pipeline will create 20,000 direct jobs. We can’t wait to give the private sector the freedom to put more Americans to work.

“Moreover, this pipeline will be the next step in reducing dependence on oil imported from nations that are unstable, undemocratic, and often outright hostile to the United States. It is infinitely preferable to buy more from our neighbors to the north and less from dangerous regimes. This is the sort of intelligent energy decision that we need to consistently make.”