House Rep. Urge Obama to Approve Pipeline and Create Jobs
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
The controversy over the Keystone Pipeline is continuing in Washington with House Republicans now urging President Obama to approve the project.
Speaker of the House John Boehner said, "The president and the president alone stands between these tens of thousands of American jobs and more North American oil for our refineries and it's time for him to say yes."
"You know, after four years of needless delays, it's time for the president to stand up for middle class jobs and we'll get that by getting the Keystone Pipeline under construction," said Boehner.
A state department report released on Friday said the pipeline should not have a significant impact on the environment.
However, the report stopped short of staying it should be approved.
Opponents of the pipeline believe it could lead to a spike in greenhouse gas emissions.