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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Obama's Rejection of Keystone XL

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Keystone XL would have brought good-paying jobs and much-needed tax revenue to Nebraska’s counties.  President Obama’s politically-motivated decision to reject this project puts the jobs and this tax revenue at risk.”

“While the President says that approving Keystone XL would be a hindrance to building a clean energy economy, his own State Department’s research shows otherwise.  Just last year, the department announced that it was unlikely that Keystone XL would impact greenhouse gas emissions.”