CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Max Baucus of Montana are among a group of lawmakers seeking to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the future of the Keystone XL pipeline extension.
The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/TiYB1T) reported Tuesday that they and 16 other lawmakers signed a Nov. 16 letter asking for a meeting on the pipeline.
It would take Canadian crude to Louisiana through states including Montana and South Dakota.
Calgary-based TransCanada proposed the extension in 2008 and Congress passed a bill last year mandating a decision on the project. However, the president rejected the application because he said the deadline didn't allow for a proper review.
Even though the pipeline won't pass through Wyoming, Barrasso said its residents understand that such energy projects can create good jobs.
Informationfrom: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com