Chairman James White Asks Attorney General Ken Paxton to Lead on Keystone XL Pipeline


Federal and state executive branch governance through executive order has degraded our constitutional order and destroyed our local prosperity. Based on phone calls, emails, and letters, the People of Texas are sick and tired of being sick and tired. The latest
assault on the economic rights of many Texans is the executive order signed by President Joe Biden that revoked the presidential permit to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline. In the middle of a pandemic when too many of our fellow Texans are unemployed it is imperative that we do not continue on a path that will damage people’s livelihoods and the economy. Therefore, State Representative James White has asked that Attorney General Ken Paxton to meet with him and discuss the options afforded to Texas, whether legislation and/or litigation, against this presidential unilateral action.

“Using his pen, President Biden has de-employed thousands of Texans, defunded our state, county, and local school districts, and put our country on a path of energy dependence,” stated Rep. White.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline is a $7 billion project and for the right reasons it is the most studied and scrutinized pipeline project in U.S. history,” highlighted Rep. White. The Keystone XL Pipeline first submitted its application back in 2008. By 2011, the Obama State Department completed the Environmental Impact Study and found that this project would have limited adverse environmental impact. On May 22, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3 with a bipartisan vote of 245-175. Additionally, this project has prevailed in court numerous times over the last decade.

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

Rep. James White
James White is a Texas State Representative for Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. He graduated with a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston. White served in the U.S. Army and worked as a public school educator and coach before being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During his time as a Representative, White has worked on issues such as taxes, school funding, mental health, and more. He maintains a cattle ranch in Tyler County, attends Hillister Baptist Church, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Texas Farm Bureau.

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