GAIN Coalition Statement Regarding the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Denying Keystone XL Pre-Construction Work

On Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected TransCanada’s request to allow pre-construction work on the Keystone XL Pipeline to proceed, potentially delaying the project for another year.

In response, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition said:

“Continued delay of the Keystone XL Pipeline threatens the creation of nearly 6,600 jobs, over $2 billion wages, and hundreds of millions in tax payments to state and local governments. Those are direct consequences of a system that has failed to respect the conclusions of fact-based assessments. For over a decade, study after study has near-universally concluded that this project is in our country’s best interest and should be allowed to move forward.

“Allowing seemingly endless litigation to place critical projects in a state of perpetual purgatory discourages private sector investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Keystone XL has complied with or exceeded the requirements of the permitting process and should be afforded the regulatory and judicial certitude it rightfully deserves.”

Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) is a diverse coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that share a vested interest in creating jobs and strengthening our nation’s economy through infrastructure development.


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