FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2011
Contact: Nachama Soloveichik (202) 224-0437
or Rebecca Neal (202) 224-8609
SEN. TOOMEY DENOUNCES PRESIDENT’S
KEYSTONE PIPELINE REJECTION
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) denounced President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit today.
"President Obama has been trying to campaign against a do-nothing Congress, but he is the one who is impeding job creation and economic growth in this country," Sen. Toomey said. "The Keystone pipeline has the potential to create tens of thousands of American jobs, increase our access to oil from our friend in Canada, and diminish our dependence on less secure sources of energy. The pipeline has broad bipartisan support in Congress, and it does not require any taxpayer dollars to build it. I’m extremely disappointed that President Obama has chosen to sacrifice American jobs and our energy security to appease environmental special interests."
U.S Senator Pat Toomey
502 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510