U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (FL-08) issued the following statement in response to the President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline:
"No to American jobs; no to American energy security; no to bipartisan support for a project that has been vetted by over a dozen federal agencies over the course of three years: that's what I heard out of the President today when he rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline and the estimated 120,000 jobs it would create for out of work Americans. That's what I heard from the President when he rejected the estimated 1 million barrels of oil it would deliver to American refineries on a daily basis.
"Last summer, the U.S. State Department issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement supporting approval of the pipeline, calling it the "preferable' alternative to no action for a litany of reasons. Still the President waffled on making a decision regarding the job-creating pipeline, so Congress took action and passed legislation with my support requiring a decision from the President, not partisan politics, within 60 days. It has been more than three years since the application was filed to build the Keystone XL pipeline and bring jobs and energy security to America. The President had an opportunity to bring home American jobs and energy independence and he rejected it. There is no excuse," said Congressman Daniel Webster.
For more details on why America's unemployed and our nation's energy security can't wait, visit Webster.House.gov and the House Energy and Commerce Committee website on Keystone XL.