Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, by a vote of 266 to 153.
“Climate change is one of the most important global issues we face, and Congress must act to protect our planet for future generations and ensure a sustainable energy supply.
“Unfortunately, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act failed to strike the right balance between energy development and environmental protection. The bill was a missed opportunity for members on both sides of the aisle to have a thoughtful debate about how best to meet the energy needs of our nation. For those reasons, I opposed the legislation.
“For too long we have subsidized the production of fossil fuels and failed to make the necessary investments in clean, renewable energy. Moving forward, I am committed to working with members on both sides of the aisle to find solutions to our energy challenges.”