A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    WHEREAS, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would help reduce our nation's dependency on oil originating from unfriendly nations and unstable areas of the globe; and
    WHEREAS, the Obama administration has proclaimed job creation as a high priority for our nation and its people; and
    WHEREAS, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would provide additional employment opportunities in South Dakota and across the Midwest; and
    WHEREAS, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would contribute much needed tax revenues to South Dakota, which would be funneled to essential local government operations and school districts; and
    WHEREAS, the failure to authorize this project will only result in the shipment of the vital petroleum resources of Canada to nations in Asia:
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, that the project commonly known as the Keystone XL Pipeline be approved by the United States Department of State and the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Adopted by the House of Representatives,

February 12, 2013

Concurred in by the Senate,
February 14, 2013


Brian Gosch
Speaker of the House  

Arlene Kvislen
Chief Clerk of the House  



Matt Michels
President of the Senate  

Jeannette Schipper
Secretary of the Senate