State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Concurrent Resolution 9, a piece of legislation that promotes the operation of the Keystone Pipeline. In the Senate, it was designated as Senate Concurrent Resolution 7.

This bill urges the United States Department of State to approve the permit application necessary to allow construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline that runs between the U.S. and Canada.

The U.S. currently accounts for 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption, and is also the largest petroleum consumer on a world-wide scale. Legislators cited economic growth and job creation as the reason for the resolution’s passage, as well as less reliance on foreign energy.

“Building the Keystone XL Pipeline has the potential for providing good jobs for Ohio workers and enhancing the long term security of the United States,” said Rep. Romanchuk.

The effort would employ over 10,000 workers, including providing jobs in construction and manufacturing. The Keystone Pipeline runs from the oil sands in Canada and the Bakken formation in Saskatchewan, Montana, and North Dakota.

The resolution passed the House with strong bipartisan support.

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