January 29, 2015

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on passage of Keystone XL Pipeline legislation:

“Today I voted against passage of legislation to summarily approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Our national goal should be to generate energy cleaner tomorrow than we do today, not to embrace tar sands oil that is 15-20% more pollution-intensive than conventional oil. Instead of accelerating the use of tar sands oil, we should grow our economy by embracing cleaner energy (e.g., natural gas, wind, solar) developed through American innovation.”