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Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

Posted Jan 18, 2012 by Tom Jackson

Updated Jan 18, 2012 at 06:44 PM

... and U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Brooksville) is not amused.

Following the President’s rejection of the Keystone pipeline application, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-05) issued the following statement:

“It is one thing to promise the American people that your stimulus programs will create millions of jobs and then fail to deliver.  It is something else entirely to make an affirmative decision that you know will destroy thousands of jobs.  It’s that simple. 

“As Tampa Bay Times correspondent Jim Fox reported in his Canada Report on Sunday, the Canadian Prime Minister has made it clear, again and again, that if this pipeline isn’t built to deliver Canadian energy to American homes and businesses, it will be built elsewhere to fill up Chinese oil tankers for their families and businesses.  Washington has been saying for years that they want to break our dependence on oil from countries that hate us, but actions speak a lot louder than words.  This was as plain an opportunity to help break our dependence as any we’re going to get. 

“This was pandering to environmental special interests, plain and simple.  It wasn’t about anything else.  The labor unions, one of the President’s biggest allies, have been supporting this project because they knew it would create good-paying jobs from the Canadian border all the way down to Houston.  And for a president who talks so much about jobs, there just isn’t any excuse.”

What Nugent said.

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