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Carter Condemns Obama Administration Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, November 6, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386)
Tags: Energy

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced they will reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“The Obama Administration’s decision to reject the Keystone Pipeline is a direct attack on American jobs and our national security. The Pipeline would create thousands of jobs and offset the oil we import from often hostile countries with oil from one of our longest-standing allies without a dime from the taxpayers. However, yet again, the President of the United States has put party politics ahead of what is best for our nation and the American people. I strongly condemn this decision and will look to pursue every avenue possible to get this pipeline up and running. I refuse to stand idly as our addiction to foreign oil grows as threats around the world increase.”

The Keystone XL Pipeline would carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day 875 miles from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska. From there, the oil would go to refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast. Because the pipeline crosses a national border, it requires federal approval in the form of a Presidential Permit. The Keystone XL Pipeline is in no way affiliated with the Palmetto Pipeline.