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Oklahoma Congressmen comment on Keystone XL Pipeline decision

BY JEFFREY GRINTER

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Washington, November 6, 2015 | comments

Republican Oklahoma Congressmen Jim Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin each released statements following the decision by the White House to reject the application for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine says, "Beyond the positive economic benefits and job creation, Keystone XL Pipeline is an important link in ensuring United States energy security. President Obama has once again made a decision, for political purposes, that undermines America's national security."

Rep. Markwayne Mullin issued this statement: "For over seven years, the President made a deliberate effort to block the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, an important job creating project that has benefited Oklahomans. With his decision today, the President has continued his pattern of turning his back on struggling Americans and played into the hands of pocketbook environmentalists.

"The president has no excuse for rejecting this project. His own Department of State confirmed the pipeline posed little environmental risk, while the benefits for our economy and American families would have been substantial. The President cannot continue to put special interest groups and party politics ahead of the will of the American people."

Originally Posted on KTUL.com

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