Capito Statement on President Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s veto of S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act:

“President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act is a disappointment to West Virginians impacted by the recent train derailment in Fayette County. Last week's crash illustrates why pipelines are a viable and safe alternative to ship our energy resources. This commonsense project is a no-brainer for jobs, safety and the future of our energy economy.”

Capito, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, co-sponsored the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote.