January 18, 2012

Wyden Statement on the Administration’s Disapproval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s decision not to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“The Keystone Pipeline is an environmentally risky and economically dubious project that would have boosted the balance sheets of oil producers at the expense of American families. If the pipeline had been approved and Canadian tar sands oil producers had been able to sell their oil to customers throughout the world instead of here in the United States, the already high cost of oil would have gone up for Midwest consumers at a time when budgets are tight as it is. I commend the Obama Administration for siding with the American consumer over the oil industry and not approving a pipeline that would have been painful to the wallets of American families and not in our national interests.”