Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, is trying to help people submit public comments to the U.S. State Department regarding the proposal to build the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude from Canada to Nebraska.
The State Department is taking public comments until April 22.
Mullin has provided electronic and physical addresses for submitting comments on his website.
“The details on public comment are available on the State Department’s web site, but that can be difficult to navigate. We wanted to make it easy for people to find the email and physical addresses to which comments should be submitted,” Mullin said. “We hope that people will take time during the comment period to make their views on the pipeline project known. Here in Oklahoma, we are seeing the tremendous economic impact this project is having in our state.”
Mullin has also posted the draft environmental impact statement.
“People need to speak up. That is the great part about our government – that it seeks the public’s opinion. However it is the public’s responsibility to get involved and send in their comments during this limited comment period.”
Congressman Mullin has already called on President Obama to approve the northern section of the pipeline to boost the nation’s economy.
“This project has been delayed far too long while Americans have struggled with rising gas prices and a sluggish economy,” Mullin said. “New jobs and an economic boost for America are within the president’s grasp. It is time for him to finally approve this project and reduce our nation’s dependency on oil from foreign sources.”
Mailing address for public comments:
U.S. Department of State
Attn: Genevieve Walker, NEPA Coordinator
2201 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20520