Published December 13, 2011
December 13, 2011: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio,
center, accompanied by fellow Republican leaders, meets with
reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the pipeline's construction would allow Canada to send one million barrels of oil a day into the United States, lessening domestic reliance on imports.