Gov. Dave Heineman today issued the following statement following the announcement by President Obama's administration to deny the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Gov. Dave Heineman said, "I am very disappointed with the actions of President Obama and his decision to deny a jobs-creating pipeline, leaving thousands of Americans unnecessarily unemployed. President Obama should be focused on putting Americans back to work, and could have done so by issuing conditional approval of the pipeline. Approval of the pipeline would have allowed TransCanada to move forward with the project while Nebraska finished the review process of a new segment of the route around the Sandhills. The President's decision is disruptive and we are now going to review in detail what this means for Nebraska."