FRANKFORT, KY (3/22/12) – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement on President Obama’s energy speech in Oklahoma today.
“The President endorsing the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is not enough, the President needs to allow the entire project to move forward.
“It’s baffling that the President wants to build only a fraction of a pipeline that could have brought approximately one million barrels of oil per day to U.S. markets. If bringing secure Canadian oil supplies into the U.S. were truly a goal of this president, we would be celebrating the approval of a cross-border pipeline, a project that will also create 20,000 direct jobs and 100,000 indirect jobs. At a time of high gasoline prices, the President needs to take actions that will actually increase oil supply, not just move existing oil supplies around.”
Information provided by the Office of Rep. Whitfield
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