Keystone XL: a US perspective
Hilary Clinton, the presidential candidate for the Democratic party, has said that the Obama administration’s decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline is overdue, stating: “I'm going to tell you what I think soon, because I can't wait.”
A majority of US voters of all political persuasions agreed that the years of Keystone XL pipeline delay have hurt our energy security and economy, according to a new poll conducted for API by Harris Poll.
Hillary Clinton says she will not take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline until she becomes President, citing her work on the issue as US secretary of state.
Clinton said: “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.”
Hillary Clinton broke her silence over the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, stating that she opposes the controversial project.
She stated: “I think it is a distraction from important work we have to do on climate change … Therefore I oppose it.”
US President Barack Obama rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
"The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy," Obama told a press conference on Friday.
Environmental groups have used the project to great effect as a symbol to raise the profile of climate change as a political issue.
API President and CEO Jack Gerard said Hillary Clinton’s anti-Keystone XL pipeline position demonstrates an unwillingness to follow the will of American voters who strongly support the project.
“Hillary Clinton’s decision to oppose Keystone is a missed opportunity to seize the true potential of our energy renaissance. How can the administration advocate a deal that would help Iranian oil producers but not do the same for US and Canadian producers? This is not how you harness America’s economic and diplomatic potential.”
A recap from previously published articles by Stephanie Roker
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