Congressman Mike Pompeo, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered a statement responding to the President's speech on climate change:
"America's middle class doesn't need the president to give grand speeches to a select group of environmental activists in Washington, D.C. What they need is affordable, abundant energy and the jobs that the Keystone XL oil pipeline would create.
"Americans need a fair energy policy that doesn't allow the president and those that share his political agenda to stop growth by hiking energy costs for American families, shutting down power plants and giving an unfair advantage to politically connected "green energy' companies.
"I want a more prosperous America, one that can take care of its environment and utilize its abundant resources. I only wish the president would agree."