WASHINGTON, DC -Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today reaffirmed their commitment to getting the Keystone XL pipeline built despite President Obama's decision this week to reject the project. Members expressed their deep disappointment in the president's choice to say no to a project that would create tens of thousands of jobs and bring nearly a million barrels of secure oil to this country each day.
Energy and Commerce Members Speak Out Against President's Pipeline Obstruction, Make Clear that Congress is Ready to Move ForwardJanuary 20, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) announced today that Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, will testify at next week's subcommittee hearing to explain why the Department recommended the president reject the permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline.
OPINION / VIDEO: Newspapers Across the Country Question Obama's Stand Against Jobs and Rep. Fred Upton Discusses the Keystone XL Pipeline on CNBCJanuary 19, 2012 | ICYMI
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....
Bearing bad news, the president called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to inform him that he would not approve the Presidential Permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Instead of saying "˜yes' to thousands of American jobs and a secure energy source, the president told Harper he needed more time and would reconsider the project under a new application. Disappointed by the president's rejection, Canada is not waiting around for the president to finally make up his mind.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today outlined new plans to move forward on the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline, scheduling a hearing one week from today and announcing their intent to move forward on legislation that will restart the project after it was rejected today by President Obama.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this evening received 66 pages of internal White House documents and emails produced in response to subpoenas issued by the committee on November 3, 2011.