A day after President Obama indicated that there will soon be a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, the top House Democrat questioned the value of the controversial project.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said the pipeline would do nothing to make the country more energy independent, while creating far fewer jobs than supporters claim.
Although she stopped short of opposing the project outright — “I want to see what the report is from the State Department” — she hinted that it would do more harm than good.
“It just is amazing to me that they can say [it would create] ‘tens of thousands of jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,’ ” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “The oil is for export and the jobs are nowhere near that.