Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Environment and Public Works and Foreign Relations committees, released the following statement in response to the White House decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
“I support the decision the President announced today to reject the permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. While I have always had serious questions about the Keystone XL project, by putting expediency and corporate interests ahead of the many health and environmental concerns, Big Oil and its Republican supporters ultimately guaranteed the project’s rejection. President Obama’s decision to allow the permit application to be re-filed, once a defined route is determined, demonstrates his commitment to base his decision on the best facts and the science.”