Labor Union Blasts Obama Admin on Keystone: ‘Politics at Its Worst’

by Josh Encinias

The president of a major labor union called President Obama’s latest delay of the Keystone XL pipeline “politics at its worst” and “another low blow” to American workers.

“In another gutless move, the [Obama] Administration is delaying a finding on whether the pipeline is in the national interest based on months-old litigation in Nebraska regarding a state level challenge to a state process — and which has nothing to with the national interest,” Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, said in statement today.

“This certainly is no example of profiles in courage,” O’Sullivan said. 

The State Department announced on Friday that the decision would effectively be delayed until after this fall’s midterm elections.

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