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Grassley, Ernst miffed that Keystone Pipeline will never be built

This news story was published on November 7, 2015.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Republican Senators are down in the dumps after President Obama finally declared what many knew all along he would do: Scuttle the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Obama has never been behind the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada all the way to gulf coast area. “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,” Obama said Friday at a press conference, announcing the end of the pipeline debacle. “The pipeline would not lower gas prices for American consumers. Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America’s energy security.”

Iowa wouldn’t be touched by the pipeline, but it’s two senators nevertheless didn’t miss a chance to sound of on the decision.

Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst

“Once again President Obama is illustrating just how out-of-touch he is with workers and families across the country in his rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline,” Senator Joni Ernst said. “However, this reckless decision comes as no surprise following his veto of the critical legislation that Congress and the American people overwhelmingly support.

“It is unfortunate that the President has once again turned his back on a historically vetted energy project that would have created good jobs for the middle class and moved us one step closer to energy independence.

“I remain committed to advocating for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline despite the President’s eagerness to make it a political symbol.”

Meanwhile, Senator Charles Grassley said the President’s Keystone XL Pipeline rejection doesn’t make sense

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley

“It’s completely non-sensical,” Said Grassley, who has served in Congress since the 1970’s. “A lot of jobs in this country are tied to energy and construction. This was a chance to add more of those jobs. It was a chance to help meet the country’s energy needs and reduce dependence on less reliable foreign sources. The government’s own environmental reviews time and again found no significant impact from this project. The State Department, in its final Environmental Impact Statement, indicated that blocking the pipeline was unlikely to significantly impact the production of the Canadian oil, so in effect, blocking the pipeline won’t change the climate impact, because the oil will still be produced and get to market. The rejection of the pipeline is clearly a misguided political decision, rather than one made on the facts and merits.”

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11 Responses to Grassley, Ernst miffed that Keystone Pipeline will never be built

  1. LVS Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Of course he rejected it. His buddy Buffet owns the railroads that are currently hauling this oil. He is protecting Buffet and that is all there is to it. It cost three times as much to transport it by rail as it does to run it through a pipeline. More B.S. from Obama. It will all be fixed when Trump becomes president.

    • Biff Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Trump has about as much chance of being elected President as you do of being asked to join Mensa.

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        November 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

        Trump is imploding.

        • John Reply Report comment

          November 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

          I don’t think Trumps comments about Carson will hurt him in the poles, nor do I think Carson’s pole numbers will go down by Trumps comments. It is just that kind of year. We are all sick of the establishment professional politicians.

          • John

            November 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm

            maybe a misspell, Poll. sorry

          • Anonymous

            November 14, 2015 at 6:44 am

            Its “Polish” not Pole

          • Close the Borders

            November 14, 2015 at 7:28 am

            Trump is going to surge in the coming days because he’s right. Paris proved him correct. Carson is a psycopath, as many doctors are.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          November 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

          Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon and say Trump is going down, but he stays on top in the polls and is still the front runner. I can live with Rubio if he is the pick. As a matter of fact anyone of the Republicans running are so much better than Hillary the Crook it can’t even be counted.

          • Biff

            November 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

            You mean like Chris Christie the crook & liar.
            Or Carson the pathological liar about his past.
            Or Rubio the thief, using party credit cards to pave his driveway and his huge financial mess.
            Or Rand Paul the plagiarist & liar.
            Or Carly Fiorina, one of the worst CEO’s in history that almost destroyed Hewlett-Packard.
            And the list goes on.
            Like I said LVS, don’t lie awake at night waiting for Mensa to give you a call.

          • LVS

            November 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

            There is no one on the Republican side that endangered the country and violated their oath like Hillary the Crook did. She should be prosecuted and sent to jail and is certainly not even remotely qualified to be president. She has never accomplished anything in her whole life excepts to cheat and steal. She learned it from Slick Willy.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Don’t get your skirts in a bunch. The XL Pipeline will be built.

    You what is really dumb? That oil is going to be used somewhere. Air is air and when it’s used the same polution occurs.