Undated – Okla. officials blast Obama over pipeline move
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Governor Mary Fallin and other elected officials are blasting President Barack Obama for his decision to reject a permit to build a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that would cross Oklahoma.
Obama on Wednesday announced that he turned down the proposal for the 1,700-mile pipeline because Congress gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.
Fallin says the rejection of the pipeline will cost the state an estimated 1,200 construction jobs and more than $1 billion in new investment in Oklahoma.
A TransCanada official said last week that if approved, the next phase of the project was to build a large pipeline from the oil storage center in Cushing, Oklahoma, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.