President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline earlier today and Montana legislators are responding.
Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement:
President Obama’s decision to deny approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline is wrong and bad for Montana. The jobs, economic benefit, and energy security the pipeline would afford Montana, especially eastern Montana, are now lost due to the dysfunction that has come to define Washington, D.C.
Senator Steve Daines "admonished" Obama for rejecting TransCanada's application to build the pipeline.
"It has taken more than seven years for President Obama to come clean with the American people and admit his anti-energy and anti-American jobs agenda," Daines said. "President Obama had an opportunity to help create good-paying jobs with the construction of the Keystone pipeline, but instead he chose to blatantly disregard the economic needs of this nation, the need for good-paying jobs, like union jobs, energy costs for Montana families and the will of the American people. The rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama is an affront to the American people."