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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Graves Statement on Administration’s Keystone XL Rejection

November 6, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Once again, we see the Obama Administration placing politics above sound policy. The Keystone Pipeline would have created thousands of good paying jobs and increased U.S. energy security. For a state like Louisiana, a leader in energy production, this news is the latest in a string of decisions out of the White House that seem to target our economy. It's increasingly clear that this Administration does not care about the hard working men and women in the energy industry. This decision will produce two outcomes: a rise in the volume of oil being transported by rail, which is more susceptible to spills than pipelines, and the continued energy dependence on Iran and other nations that do not share US values."