Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Obama’s rejection of the proposed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“President Obama made the right decision to reject the Keystone pipeline. I have long opposed this project and I am glad this export pipeline won’t be moving forward. The United States and our communities would have shouldered all the risk for this export pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico only to ship oil to our competitors in China. Instead we should be looking for opportunities that create jobs in renewable industries, foster energy independence and curb global climate change.”