NEWS / VIDEO: Rep. John Sullivan Discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline on Fox News and New Poll Shows "Solid Majority" Support Keystone XL Pipeline

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- Backed by new poll numbers released today showing a "solid majority" of Americans support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, appeared on Fox and Friends this morning to reiterate strong congressional support for the job-creating project and discuss the president's actions, including his repeated rejection of the pipeline. Sullivan addressed today's announcement that the White House intends to fast track the southern third of the pipeline, but continues its refusal to approve the entire project. In the poll, released by Gallup, 57% of Americans favor construction of the entire pipeline, which will bring nearly a million barrels of secure oil to American refineries and help reduce American dependence on Middle East Oil.

Calling the president's trip to Cushing, OK, a "photo opportunity," Sullivan pointed out that this portion of the pipeline does not cross an international border, and therefore does not warrant presidential review or authorization. Sullivan criticized the president for not approving the part of the pipeline where...he actually does have authority, saying, "We certainly need the northern part of this pipeline… We're sending over a billion dollars every single day to foreign countries to subsidize these nations and economies and that money should be right here…" To watch the interview, click here....