State Rep. Pam Tucker Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline

GREENLAND, NH – Today, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline after a lengthy seven year review.

“I am disappointed in President Obama's decision to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. The President has decided to put politics ahead of creating thousands of new jobs for Americans who desperately need them," said Tucker.

"The Keystone XL proposal included state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology techniques to ensure it would be the safest pipeline ever constructed. President Obama and his supporters in Congress decided to oppose North American energy independence. Opposing the pipeline prohibits the creation of new, good-paying jobs at a time when our economy continues to struggle showing how disconnected Washington, D.C. has become from reality," continued Tucker.

The First Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state, which includes Manchester and the Seacoast. In 2012, Obama won the First District with 50 percent to Romney’s 48.4 percent of the vote. The district is rated an R+1.