This comes after news today that the Nebraska Supreme Court threw out a challenge to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, removing a major roadblock for the $7 billion project.
But the truth is, Obama never wanted the Keystone pipeline to begin with and held on to these phony excuses of waiting on pending challenges to the project. Now with this court challenge out of the way, he will blame the delay on the State Dept. who is conducting an environmental impact study.
And it doesn't matter one bit to Obama that 65% of Americans support building the Keystone pipeline according to a ABC/WaPo poll.
President Barack Obama is “out of excuses” for not approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Republican leaders said after the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday validated the project’s proposed route in the state.
“President Obama is now out of excuses for blocking the Keystone pipeline and the thousands of American jobs it would create,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement. “Finally it’s time to start building.”
In nearly identical language, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Obama “is out of excuses for deciding whether or not to allow thousands of Americans to get back to work.”
And House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted out a release saying that with the court ruling out of the way, “Only the President is Stopping Keystone.”
“The President said he was waiting to approve Keystone because of environmental considerations,” McCarthy added. “His own State Department said the pipeline would not harm the environment. The President was doubtful that Keystone would create many jobs. His own State Department said it would support approximately 42,100 jobs. The President said he had to wait for a court ruling in Nebraska. The court has ruled, and the pipeline is good to go.”