Based on the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, President Obama has decided to reject the Keystone XL pipeline permit. The pipeline would transport Canada’s tar sands through six states to be refined in the south. Supporters say the project would create thousands of jobs and insure our energy security. Wednesday afternoon, after the President’s position was clear, House Speaker John Boehner and a delegation of House Republicans provided a reply to the President’s announced move. Boehner said this is not in the best interest of the United States. It’s a broken promise to create jobs. Boehner pledged – this is not the end of the fight. We will continue to push. Meanwhile, Arkansas Representative Tim Griffin talked of Welspun Pipes, the company that stood to provide a lot of pipe to the XL project. The Little Rock Company, an Indian company, had previously laid off many because of the President’s desire to delay a decision until after the elections. According to Griffin, the company has lots of premade pipe ready for shipment.
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