Durbin Statement on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

CHICAGO—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that it would reject the permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project:


The Senate spent a great deal of time looking at this project, and by every measure it came up short. While the project would have been a boon to one well-connected company in Canada, it wouldn’t have moved our country one step closer to energy independence. On top of that, the pipeline posed a threat to the environment, our public lands, and our public health. I’m glad to see this project finally off the table. President Obama and Secretary Kerry made the right move.”