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With IG Finding, Keystone XL Opponents are Running Out of Straws to Grasp

Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – issued the following statement on the finding by the State Department Inspector General that the department adhered to or exceeded conflict-of-interest standards:

"Keystone XL opponents are running out of straws to grasp. Now that the Inspector General has found no conflict of interest, environmental groups should join LIUNA and others and sit down to discuss an all-of-the-above energy strategy to address climate change issues. We continue to urge the President to approve the project. It will unlock new jobs for thousands of working men and women and harness energy that a trusted neighbor can provide. Keystone isn’t just a pipeline – it is a lifeline for working men and women and for our nation’s energy security.”