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Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D, gestures as speaks about the Keystone Pipeline during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. A key approval of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast puts the long-delayed project back in the hands of the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Hoeven: Recent spills shouldn't deter Keystone XL's construction

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While opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have used recent oil spills to bemoan its potential construction, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week with a different view.

"Pipelines are the safest, most efficient way to transport oil and gas," Hoeven said Wednesday on the Senate floor. "The recent incidents actually highlight the need to build new infrastructure using the latest technology."

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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