U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, released the following remarks after President Obama announced his decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed oil pipeline that would stretch from Canada across the United States:
"After months of delaying a decision on the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, the administration finally revealed its sobering choice to block the energy project.
"This worthy initiative sought to create thousands of well-paying jobs, and it would have provided another source of energy from a friendly and reliable trade partner. Shutting the door on Keystone, unfortunately, shuts the door on these major aspirations for our country. Once again, the president is caught putting politics over our economy and energy security."