President should reject the pipeline outright, says Senator


WASHINGTON (March 4, 2015) – Following a vote to uphold President Obama’s veto of the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement. Senator Markey offered amendments to the bill to keep the oil in America, to close the oil spill liability trust fund loophole, and to study the impacts of carbon pollution from the oil on climate change.


“The Republican pipe dream to pass this pipeline through Congress is over.


“President Obama deserves to have all of the input from the different agencies delivered to him, so that he can make a decision on this pipeline.


“I am confident that after the President reviews all of the facts, once he is given the chance to go through the entire review process, that he will reject this pipeline.


“This pipeline is not in America’s national interest. It is not in the best interests of our climate. And it should be rejected. And now that the Senate has upheld the President’s veto, that is what I encourage President Obama to do.”


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