WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015) Today, Senator Edward J. Markey, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama.
“The Keystone XL pipeline would have been like a giant straw running through America, transporting the dirtiest oil in the world to the thirstiest foreign markets. It would have asked the American people to bear all of the environmental risk without guaranteeing any of the energy rewards.
“This pipeline was not in the best interests of our climate. It was not in the best interests of American consumers and our environment. It was not in our national interest. President Obama was right to reject this pipeline. I commend President Obama and Secretary Kerry for taking this historic action to protect our climate.”