N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said during a meeting with Canada’s foreign minister it was time for Washington to sanction the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Hoeven, a former North Dakota governor, met in Washington with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer specifically to discuss prospects for the pipeline from Alberta province in Canada.
“We’re going on six years now that the American and Canadian people have been waiting for an answer on whether the U.S. government will allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday. “It is well past time for a ‘yes’ on this important project.”