Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after the Obama administration rejected a permit for TransCanada to build an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico:
"I applaud President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. We need to find energy sources that will mitigate the impacts of climate change as much as possible for Vermont and the United States. The Keystone Project would have been a step backwards for energy efficiency and government transparency in the United States. President Obama made the right decision."