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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Cole Responds to Clinton Opposition to Keystone

September 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) responded to Hillary Clinton’s public opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

“Hillary Clinton’s opposition to Keystone XL is obviously not founded on the facts surrounding the construction project but rather on pandering to radical environmental interest groups,” said Cole. “By announcing her opposition to the pipeline’s construction, she has also foolishly declared her opposition to the thousands of American jobs it would create. Furthermore, her position requires the United States to become even more dependent on foreign oil in the name of combating climate change, despite numerous studies that have revealed no significant environmental impact from the pipeline. Not only is Clinton’s position economically unsound and environmentally counterproductive, but it is diplomatically insulting to Canada—one of our strongest friends and allies. Certainly, this is not the sort of leadership America deserves.” 

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