WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement following the Obama Administration's latest delay to the Keystone XL pipeline, which is expected to support more than 42,000 American jobs during construction.
Late Friday, the Administration announced that the national interest determination period for the Keystone XL pipeline would be extended indefinitely. Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has been awaiting approval for more than 2,000 days despite the U.S. State Department's final environmental impact study indicating the pipeline would have negligible environmental impact.
"In what has become typical fashion, the Obama Administration announced yet another delay to the Keystone XL pipeline late Friday," said Latta. "It is clear that this $7 billion project is in our nation's interest – creating tens of thousands of jobs and a stable North American energy supply. Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is commonsense, and in playing politics and indefinitely delaying this project, President Obama continues to sacrifice our national security and stifle the American economy."