Jan 18 2012
(Washington DC) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
“President Obama claims he is for creating jobs, but he keeps enacting policies and regulations that kill them. Today, the Administration chose to kill 20,000 American jobs, forego billions of investments into the American economy and jeopardize our energy security. As gas prices climb towards $4 per gallon, the President needs to focus on a sound energy policy that promotes job growth, rather than making decisions aimed at shoring up votes,” said Senator Dean Heller.
The Keystone XL pipeline would invest $5.4 billion dollars in the U.S. and create an estimated 20,000 American jobs.