Hagerty Statement on the Keystone Pipeline

January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement on President Biden’s decision to halt the Keystone Pipeline:

“Today’s order halting construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline undercuts hard-won American energy independence and will significantly harm our national security. Our adversaries in China, Iran, and Russia must be thrilled that the United States is damaging its own prosperity and pushing itself back to a reliance on foreign sources of energy. The decision to halt this project – one that has been studied more than any other – will eliminate thousands of American jobs and result in rising energy costs, hurting struggling American families most. Our economic security and our national security are at stake with this decision. I strongly encourage the Biden Administration to reconsider.”