Speaking at a shale gas industry luncheon at Pittsburgh’s DUG East conference, former president George W. Bush had some frank words for current president Obama on the merits of approving Keystone XL.
“I think the goal of the country ought to be ‘how do we grow the private sector?’” Bush said during his speech. “That ought to be the laser-focus of any administration. And therefore, once that’s the goal, an issue like Keystone pipeline becomes a no-brainer.”
“If private sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20,000 new private sector jobs, build the damn thing,” the former president said to a crowd cheering with applauds.
Listen to the clip below courtesy DeSmogBlog. Press the play button to listen: