On April 23, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) discussed comments made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the public comment period of the State Department’s draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. The EPA said in comments filed April 22 that the State Department should further examine alternative routes, community impacts, greenhouse gas emissions, and spill risks. Sen. Hoeven criticized the comments, asking the administration set a firm deadline for the decision. Sen. Boxer praised the comments and said the EPA told the truth about the risks associated with the pipeline.