Hours after the Obama administration rejected the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, the rest of the politicians have weighed in, most notably Bernie Sanders, in addition to many others contending for the presidency.
We’ve previously reported on how Bernie Sanders would be devastating for the oil industry. In a tweet earlier today, he applauded the administration’s decision and took the opportunity to remind all how he has always been opposed to it, “As someone who has led the opposition to #KeystoneXL from Day 1, I strongly applaud the president’s decision to kill this project.”
As someone who has led the opposition to #KeystoneXL from Day 1, I strongly applaud the president’s decision to kill this project.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 6, 2015
He also went on to say, “It’s insane to support the excavation and transportation of some of the dirtiest fuel. I strongly applaud the decision to kill #KeystoneXL.”
Other notable tweets from both Democratic and Republican politicians include:
The White House: “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy.” —@POTUS on rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline.”
Hillary Clinton: “The right call. Now it’s time to make America a clean energy superpower.”
Donald Trump: “So sad that Obama rejected Keystone Pipeline. Thousands of jobs, good for the environment, no downside!”
Jeb Bush: “The Obama Admin’s politically motivated rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a self-inflicted attack on the U.S. economy and jobs.”
John Kerry: “moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change.”
Martin O’Malley: “I’ve long opposed #KeystoneXL because we know it will exacerbate climate change and extend our reliance on fossil fuels.”
Ted Cruz: “As President I’d authorize #KeystoneXL, and we’d get Americans to work!”
Al Gore: “@POTUS’ decision to reject the Keystone Pipeline today is an inspiring step in #ClimateAction leading to #COP21!”
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