Senator Durbin Statement on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)–November 6, 2015. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that it would reject the permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project:  

“The Senate spent a great deal of time looking at this project, and by every measure it came up short. While the project would have been a boon to one well-connected company in Canada, it wouldn’t have moved our country one step closer to energy independence. On top of that, the pipeline posed a threat to the environment, our public lands, and our public health. I’m glad to see this project finally off the table. President Obama and Secretary Kerry made the right move.”

Source: www.durbin.senate.gov

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