Five years ago today, the Keystone XL pipeline project was sent to the Obama Administration for approval. That’s right, today marks the fifth year anniversary of the president stalling, delaying and denying building a huge pipeline project that represents jobs, investment and access to more affordable energy.
In these five years, the Keystone XL pipeline project has garnered a lot of powerful support. Governors from states that the pipeline will go through have approved it. Both the House of Representatives and the Democrat-led Senate voted to approve the project. It has gotten a strong majority of Americans’ support and is even supported by labor unions. The pipeline has also undergone extensive environmental impact reviews that conclude that there would be no significant effects. And still, the president is letting the Keystone application collect dust on his desk.