The Obama administration has been dragging its feet on the Keystone Pipeline.
Reports earlier this week noted that construction might not be authorized until an inspector general’s report is completed in 2014.
This would be the fourth delay of the Keystone XL project since 2011.
That was when the State Department issued its final EIS finding no significant environmental impact and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the agency expected to make a decision by December of that year.
Now a bipartisan group of senators said Thursday that President Barack Obama and the State Department should not again delay a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Thune, R-S.D., Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., said in a joint statement that further delay would be unjustified and would prevent jobs from being created in their states.