U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline permit:
"This is an unfortunate example of the president putting election year politics ahead of doing what's right for the nation. Keystone is a shovel ready project that will create thousands of jobs while helping to achieve an important goal that even the president's own jobs council highlighted this week - reducing America's energy dependence on foreign regimes. Having been under environmental review for over three years, it's disappointing to see this project delayed further."