Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline; AISI, NAM Disappointed
With last week’s news of President Obama rejecting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the expected responses came from industry organizations.
This is what Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), had to say. Meanwhile the National Association of Manufacturers and Laborers’ International Union of North America issued a joint statement.
To recap, President Obama agreed with Secretary of State John Kerry, who concluded the controversial project is not in the country's national security interest. The proposed pipeline would have spanned nearly 1,200 miles across six U.S. states, moving more than 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum daily from Canadian oil sands through Nebraska to refineries in the Gulf Coast.