RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell Statement on Keystone XL

Republican Governors Association Chairman Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline:

“I am incredibly disappointed by President Obama’s decision. While I hope it is not the case, his action today appears to put ideology ahead of the most important issue facing America: job creation.  The Keystone XL pipeline has broad support and would have created thousands of well-paid, American jobs. Americans need those jobs and America needs the energy. This decision will have a negative impact on our nation’s economy, efforts to improve national energy security, and the job prospects of thousands of our fellow citizens.”