With The Keystone XL Pipeline Facing A Possible Delay Because Of White House Reluctance, Ros-Lehtinen Says Obama Administration is Out of Excuses

Feb 4, 2013 Issues: Defense Abroad, Economy, Energy, Foreign Affairs

Washington, DC --- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) commented today on reports that the Obama administration may again delay a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“It is extremely frustrating to hear that the Obama administration may once again delay a decision on constructing the Keystone XL pipeline. During these tough economic times it is unreasonable that this administration is too hesitant to make what should be an easy decision that will spur job creation. The White House has dragged its heels for years, preventing the creation of American jobs and both economic and energy security and independence. Now that the state of Nebraska has approved a route for the pipeline, the Obama administration has no more excuses.

“Canadian oil makes economic and foreign policy sense for the United States. The Keystone pipeline will create desperately needed jobs and help stop the purchase of oil from despotic regimes like Venezuela and others in the Middle East. We’ve seen over four years of deliberation and excuses, it’s time for the President to do what’s right for the American economy and charge full steam ahead with the construction of the Keystone pipeline.”