Speaker Boehner to President Obama: Approve Revised Keystone Permit Now
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after an application to allow the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was re-submitted to the Obama Administration.
“Today there is just one person standing in the way of tens of thousands of new American jobs: President Obama. After nearly four years of review, delay, and politics, he is out of excuses for blocking this job-creating energy project any longer. Every state along the proposed route supports the pipeline, and its builder has jumped through every bureaucratic hoop. If President Obama respected the judgment of the Nebraska government enough to block this project before, he should respect it enough now to allow this project to move forward.
“With energy security at stake and jobs on the line, the president should listen to the American people, not just his political base, and approve it immediately. The House remains firmly committed to fighting for Keystone in the upcoming negotiations on the energy and infrastructure bill if the president continues to put politics before American jobs. When jobs and energy top the American people’s concerns, there is no reason for this project to be left behind.”