Wyden Applauds President’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement after the White House denied TransCanada a construction permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry oil from the tar sands in Canada.
“President Obama did the right thing by putting Keystone XL out of its misery. I’m thrilled this spigot for dirty tar sands is finally welded shut and no longer threatens the climate, endangered wildlife and drinking water,” Wyden said. “Now it’s up to Congress to get to work on the real issues facing our environment and our economy: taking bold action against climate change, keeping energy prices low for American consumers, boosting renewable energy and the low-carbon economy, and getting a fair shake for taxpayers.”
Wyden voted against the Keystone XL pipeline every time it was considered on the Senate floor.
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