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Pallone on Keystone XL Decision: “We’ve wasted enough time on this Canadian pipedream”

Nov 6, 2015
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

“I commend President Obama for standing up for future generations and rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.  The American public understands that the environmental risks of this project—for our drinking water, land, and climate—far outweigh any perceived benefit of its construction, and we have wasted enough time on this Canadian pipedream.  The Keystone XL pipeline is a lose-lose proposition for energy security, a safe climate, and a healthy environment.”

“At a time when we should be doing everything we can to reduce carbon pollution to mitigate the catastrophic impacts of climate change, this project represented a huge step in the wrong direction, and would have locked our dependence on tar sands crude for years to come.  I applaud the President and the Obama Administration for rejecting this dirty and dangerous pipeline once and for all.”