Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the Obama administration announced that it will reject a Canadian firm's application for a permit to build and operate the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border.
"I am very disappointed that the Obama administration will reject the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline," said Donnelly. "They are missing an opportunity to create thousands of jobs in America. Additionally, this project would result in our sending less than the many billions of dollars we send to Middle East dictators each year for energy resources. We should keep those dollars here at home. I hope the Obama administration will reconsider this decision because our nation's economy needs this boost."