In an August 9 petition, 21 state attorneys general urged Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The group said the pipeline jobs would decrease reliance on oil imported from anti-democratic nations and would create construction and manufacturing. Attorneys general who signed onto the letter represent AK, LA, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MT, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, UT, VA, and WV.