Washington, DC – U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement following the State Department’s approval of a construction permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project:

“This is a win for American jobs, American national security, and the American consumer,” said Bost. “This project is estimated to create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs in the construction, manufacturing, transportation and services industries, all of which are important to the economy of Southern Illinois. The pipeline will also decrease our dependency on Middle Eastern oil and help lower prices at the pump.”