Dr. Benishek: “Stopping Pipeline Is Bad News For America”

Jan 18, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs

“I strongly disagree the Obama Administration’s decision to block the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  The project has the potential of creating thousands of jobs and has enjoyed bipartisan support from Republicans, Democrats, labor groups, and the President’s own Jobs Council. 

With unemployment at 8.5% and 13.8 million Americans out of work, I am deeply concerned the President is willing to put partisan interests and political allies ahead of good paying jobs for thousands of Americans. 

Over the last three years, the President’s plans to increase private sector hiring have proved unsuccessful.  The Keystone XL Pipeline is a good example of a private sector initiative that will create real jobs.  Unfortunately, this fact seems lost on the Obama Administration.” 

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