The U.S. Department of State is reviewing the Presidential Permit application relating to the expansion of the Keystone Pipeline project. In a petition forwarded to Secretary of State John Kerry on August 9, 2013, twenty-one state attorneys general have supported the pipeline and urged him to recommend issuance of the permit for TransCanada Corporation's proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

The attorneys general believe the pipeline will bolster the nation's economy, modernize the country's energy infrastructure and strengthen our national security. The petition was supported by the Attorneys General from the following states: ND; MO; AL; AK; AZ; CO; FL; GA; ID; IN; KS; LA; MI; MT; OH; OK; SC; SD; UT; VA; and WVa.