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For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Contact: Matthew Morgan – 202-226-5543
Conyers Praises President Obama’s Decision to Reject Keystone Oil Pipeline
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released a statement praising President Obama’s announcement that the State Department will deny a permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to begin.
“Republicans insisted that President Obama make a decision on the Keystone pipeline deal before a thorough review weighing the economic benefits and environmental costs of the project could be conducted,” said Conyers. “I fully support President Obama’s decision to forestall current plans for the oil pipeline. The Congress must work towards achieving energy independence that focuses on renewable resources and research into green technologies. There is a finite amount of oil in the world’s reserves and it is running out. If America is to thrive in the 21st Century and beyond, Congress should invest research dollars into clean energy technologies that will create jobs now, lay the groundwork for future industries to employ America’s workers, and cure America of its addiction to foreign oil.”
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