McGovern Statement on Keystone Pipeline Rejection


Date: Nov. 6, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Administration was denying the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

"Today, I am pleased to see that President Obama rejected the Keystone tar sands pipeline. I appreciate his continued commitment to investing in clean energy.

"Since 2008, the U.S. has doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas by 2025 and significantly increased the power we generate from wind and solar. Thanks in part to America's leadership, more than 150 countries representing close to 90 percent of global emissions, have announced plans to help cut global pollution.

"We owe it to the next generation to do all we can to combat climate change and strengthen our investment in clean, renewable energy sources."