To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, and for other purposes. Read More


This bill was introduced on Feb 9, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 9, 2012



Bill Text


To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the ``Energizing America through Employment Act''.


Congress finds the following: (1) On April 30, 2004, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13337 (3 U.S.C. 301 note), delegating to the Department of State authority to oversee the permitting process of cross-border pipeline projects in an effort ``to expedite reviews of permits as necessary to accelerate the completion of energy production and transmission projects''. (2) On September 19, 2008, the Department of State received an application for the Keystone XL pipeline. (3) On August 26, 2011, the Department of State issued a final environmental impact statement stating that the Keystone XL pipeline project posed ``no significant [environmental] impact''. (4) Three years and four months after the Keystone XL application was submitted, due to objections to an imposed timeline, the Department of State failed to uphold section 1(g) of Executive Order 13337 requiring the Secretary of State to make a national interest determination based on the ``views and assistance obtained'' previously in relation to the merits of the permit requested by the applicant. (5) Congress has the constitutional authority to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. (6) The construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will result in job creation,...

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