The 30 day public comment period concluded Friday concerning a permit that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be finished. Matt Koch is with the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Koch says, part of the pipeline is already in place.
“TransCanada, who is building the pipeline, has built the section Kansas to Texas. It’s already completed. We just need to see this permit granted so that this upper part of the 875 miles of pipeline in the United State can get built. It has really become a political issue with no good reasons for the slow pace of approval.
Koch, a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning says, the pipeline will create 42,000 jobs over a two year period, and produce 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day.