Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) issued the following statement expressing disappointment over President Obama's refusal to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project:
"There is not a project more shovel ready than the Keystone Pipeline. By rejecting the Keystone Pipeline, the President put special interests and politics before job creation. 20,000 people who could have started work immediately now question how they will support their families. That oil is not staying in the ground; Canada will find another market for their 2 trillion barrels of oil reserves. This decision represents everything wrong with the current administration and Washington. The President won't even listen to his job's council -- a council that he created for advice on job creation - they urged for an expansion of oil and gas exploration and a fast tract of projects like the Keystone Pipeline. This President is clueless and Americans are suffering for his folly."