Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Rep. Williams Statement on Trump Advancing Pipelines

Jan 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines and ensure the pipes are built in the United States. Both projects were halted under the Obama Administration. 

“For years, President Obama ignored the fact that these domestic pipelines would have created direct and indirect American jobs, helped provide energy security and transported oil in the safest way possible,” said Williams. “Instead of facing these realities, our former president politically cowered to a group of far left wing environmentalists who would rather see us energy dependent on other nations. As I have said before, oil, today, is the cheapest and most reliable form of energy – it will be drilled, transported and used on this planet one way or another, and our nation should be the one to reap its benefits in a safe and secure manner.”

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