November 06, 2015

Corker Disappointed in Obama Administration’s Rejection of Completing Keystone Pipeline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his administration’s decision to reject completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“Rejecting completion of the Keystone pipeline defies logic and reflects a decision to put politics ahead of our economy and a rational approach to energy,” said Corker. “Multiple reviews by the State Department have said there will be no significant environmental impact when considering alternative methods of transporting the oil. I am disappointed the president has denied a project that would have generated economic growth and advanced our nation’s energy security.”