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Sen. Joe Manchin urges President Biden to rethink revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit

"Pipelines continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources and they support thousands of high-paying, American union jobs," Manchin wrote in a letter to President Biden.

Updated: February 9, 2021 - 4:34pm

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Manchin is urging President Biden to rethink his move to revoke a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

"Pipelines continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources and they support thousands of high-paying, American union jobs," the West Virginia Democrat wrote in a letter to President Biden. "To that end, I encourage you to reconsider your decision to revoke the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and take into account the potential impacts of any further action to safety, jobs, a­­­­nd energy security."

On day one of his presidency Biden revoked the permit for the pipeline.

"Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration's economic and climate imperatives," an executive order declared.

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