Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's denial of the Keystone XL pipeline permit:
"In rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline permit, President Obama has confirmed what we already knew: He talks a lot about job creation, but his policies are job killers. Today, President Obama chose to create jobs in China instead of the United States. Canadian officials made it clear to me that they would prefer doing business in the United States but will ship oil sands to China for refining if necessary. Make no mistake, the President's decision kills jobs across America and specifically will hurt Welspun in Little Rock. Further, we should be buying oil from our friends in Canada instead of from countries that don't like us."