“Mr. President, what are you thinking?”

Senator Lindsey Graham is strongly opposed to President Obama’s position against the passage of the Keystone Pipeline. The controversy is over greenhouse emission standards and environmental issues. Senator Graham is quick to point out, however, that if we miss this opportunity countries such as China with low environmental standards will be quick to purchase the oil.  In his statement, Graham said, “If the Obama Administration rejects Keystone XL it will be one of the most short-sighted decisions in memory. The choice is simple – build the pipeline, create jobs in the United States, and lessen our dependence on oil from the Middle East. I would much rather buy oil from our Canadian allies and friends than rely on oil imports from Russia, Venezuela, or Middle Eastern regimes who hate our guts.”

“I was one of the first members of the United States Senate to visit the Canadian oil sands to see first-hand how this resource could benefit our country. I know from my own experience, and in spite of all the heated rhetoric, issues like Keystone XL really don’t get much simpler to resolve. We need oil and Canada has the means to deliver it to us. There’s nothing more common-sense than expanding our long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship with Canada.” To read more, please visit http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=7ccd8c69-cdf1-e064-be89-4ef5144d4f37