Only moments ago, President Obama officially announced that he would not be supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congressman Green had the following statement on this news:
"I am very disappointed in the President's decision today. While I understand his frustration at having to decide in a 60 day time frame, he could have conditionally approved the construction while TransCanada, the State Department and Nebraska work on an alternate route through Nebraska. My hope is that TransCanada quickly resubmits their application and that the Administration works with them on an expedited schedule since the National Environmental Policy Act process has already been conducted. Any further delays by the Administration only prolong our dependence on oil from nations that are hostile to us and could encourage the Canadians to sell their product elsewhere."