Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today blasted Senator Jeanne Shaheen's efforts to block the Keystone Pipeline after a new Obama Administration report from the State Department found that "building the pipeline would have little impact on global climate change."
"The new report from the Obama Administration is a major embarrassment for Senator Jeanne Shaheen and proves that her repeated attempts to block the Keystone Pipeline are foolish and irresponsible. This project will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, reduce the cost of energy for Granite Staters and create jobs for American workers.
"Senator Jeanne Shaheen has blindly followed orders from the radical environmental groups that have funded her political campaigns and opposed this worthy project. She has ignored the will of her constituents and reminded Granite Staters that we need to replace her with a Republican senator who will stand up for good jobs and affordable energy."
Shaheen Has Taken $156,572 From Environmentalist Groups Over The Course Of Her Career. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 1/31/14)
In March 2013, Shaheen Voted Against An Amendment That Would Have Provided For The Approval And Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline. "Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment no. 494 that would create a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow for legislation that would provide for the approval and construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline as long as the legislation's costs are offset without raising revenue." (S. Con. Res. 8, CQ Vote #61: Adopted 62-37: R 45-0; D 17-35; I 0-2, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Nay)
In March 2012, Shaheen Voted Against An Amendment To Provide Approval For The Keystone Pipeline. "Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment no. 1537 that would provide for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the United States. It would require that the route for the pipeline in Nebraska be submitted by the state of Nebraska. It also would provide for certain environmental protections." (S. 1813, CQ Vote #34: Rejected 56-42: R 45-0; D 11-40; I 0-2, 3/8/12, Shaheen Voted Nay)