WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the State Department's announcement it will be delaying its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Below is an excerpt from the letter:
"If the announcement is a sincere effort to identify a better route within my state, I applaud the decision. I am concerned, however, that the Department's move today may serve only to delay the final decision until after the Presidential election…
"…Considering your agency has studied the proposed route for several years, keeping it under consideration makes no sense given today's announcement. Please therefore consider this letter a formal request that the Department of State immediately acknowledge that the current route is no longer being considered."
A copy of the letter can be found here.