Hatch Statement on the President’s Decision to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the President’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline represents our broken regulatory process at its worst.The Obama administration dragged out the review process for years to serve its own political ends only to reject this commonsense project based on extreme left-wing ideology. We cannot allow abuses like this to continue, which is why I’m fighting to reform infrastructure permitting as well as our regulatory system more broadly. The Senate passed our bipartisan permit streamlining measures as part of the highway bill, and I’m fighting to enact it into law.”