Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keystone XL Pipeline - #3580 - Statement from George Allen on President Obama's Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline (2) Robert Hurt's Response to the Administration's Decision to Block the Keystone XL Pipeline

George Allen released the following statement today on President Obama’s decision to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  “This negative, political decision is a disappointing continuation of the counterproductive energy policies that are punishing working families and small business owners with unnecessarily high fuel and energy costs. These harmful approaches, which Tim Kaine supports, are causing higher costs for farmers, high food and gasoline costs for struggling families and fewer job opportunities for Americans. Virginians deserve a U.S. Senator who will put jobs and lower energy costs over partisan politics. It’s time for America to take control of our own destiny by unleashing our plentiful energy resources to help create millions of jobs, increase our supply of affordable energy, allow Americans to access secure sources of energy, and keep our money here in the U.S.A. while generating trillions in revenues to the government – without raising taxes.” 

Robert Hurt's Response to the Administration's Decision to Block the Keystone XL Pipeline -  Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today released the following statement after the President formally denied permit approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline:  “At a time when far too many Central and Southside Virginians are out of work, I am disappointed to hear that the President has rejected a bipartisan-supported proposal that would both preserve and create jobs for thousands of Americans and stimulate our national economy.  “The Keystone XL Pipeline project would immediately create thousands of new jobs, preserve jobs that will now be lost, encourage private investment into our stalled economy, and serve as a positive step toward economic recovery by increasing our nation’s energy independence and reducing the pain at the pump, in the 5th District and across the country.  “Scaling back onerous regulations and paving the way for energy independence are two of the ways in which we can help get our economy back on track, and pro-growth policies that spur job creation, like the advancement of the Keystone XL Pipeline project, should not be delayed at the expense of the American people. Central and Southside Virginians have waited far too long for Washington to advance policies that will get our economy pointed in the right direction, and denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit continues us in the wrong direction -- on the path of stalled economic growth due to rejection of policies which achieve energy independence and promote job growth at a time when we need it most.”

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