MYTH: The Keystone debate is a pure political play and a partisan issue.
FACT: The Keystone XL debate has in fact turned into a political issue – one that fosters bipartisan support and consideration of all economic and environmental impacts. In April 2012, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of the construction of the Keystone XL – the fifth time the House has backed the project. Many unions — including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Teamsters, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters for the United States and Canada and others — are also strongly in favor of the project the jobs it will create.
Support is found beyond Washington too. A recent Gallup poll found that Americans support Keystone by a nearly 2-1 margin. Moreover, 80 percent of Americans believe U.S. policies should support the use of oil from the Canadian oil sands.
 The Hill, “House clears highway bill …,” 18 April 2012
 The Hill, “Labor union quits alliance with greens over Keystone pipeline,” 20 Jan 2012
 Gallup, “Americans Favor Keystone XL Pipeline,” 22 March 2012
 Harris Interactive/API/CAPP poll, 12 April 2011