The Keystone XL Pipeline project unfortunately remains a symbol of the difficulty of building large infrastructure projects in America today ( This is not specific to energy projects, but rational, growth-minded thinking suggests projects that encourage investment, create jobs, promote expansion, and increase U.S. competiveness should get special attention especially when millions are unemployed. Projects like power plants, pipelines, ports, and highways improve the efficiency of commerce and help our economy. To unnecessarily drag feet on major investments hurts U.S. competitiveness. While thorough procedures and reviews are necessary with complex projects, political and other senseless regulatory barriers should be prohibited, according to a defined process