WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obamas decision to reject TransCanadas Keystone XL pipeline application: 

“With his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is continuing his war on American energy, choosing the demands of a small group of radical environmental extremists over the strong majority of the American people and the more than 40,000 jobs this bipartisan project would have created,” Rep. Scalise said. “The American people deserve better than this from their President. We will not give up and the House will continue to fight for the priorities of hard-working taxpayers who know the Keystone XL pipeline is right for America’s economy and for our energy security.”