OPINION / VIDEO: Newspapers Across the Country Question Obama's Stand Against Jobs and Rep. Fred Upton Discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline on CNBC
WASHINGTON, DC -- The editorial outcry has begun in response to President Obama's misguided decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline application with newspapers quickly taking the president to task for taking a stand against job creation and energy security for our country.
Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-MI) announced he has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify in front of the committee next week to explain why the project was derailed, even after her agency declared Keystone was the "preferred" option. Upton said that House Republicans will pursue every legislative option to ensure the pipeline is built.
"Obama made a decision that will deny the U.S. a reliable source of oilâ€¦ Obama made a decision that will cost the U.S. good jobs." -- The Chicago Tribune
"On the substance, there should be no question...Constructing the pipeline would still result in job gains during a sluggish economic recovery" -- The Washington Post
"President Barack Obama has made a shockingly shortsighted decision by rejecting a go-ahead for construction of the Keystone XL Pipelineâ€¦Obama has openly proclaimed the primacy of his own re-election over the nation's long-term energy and economic security." -- The Houston Chronicle