The Billings Gazette reports:
The Keystone XL pipeline is too important to America’s economy not to approve, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., told a Billings business group Tuesday.
Baucus, speaking during a leadership luncheon organized by the Billings Chamber of Commerce, said he has pressed the case for Keystone pipeline approval with Secretary of State John Kerry and has visited with Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver. Ultimately, the decision rests with President Barack Obama, who made no mention of the project in last week’s State of the Union speech.
“Clearly, the Keystone pipeline is one that’s got to be approved by the president,” Baucus said.