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In Response to 110% Increase in Gas Prices, President Obama Backs Just 29% of a Pipeline

Gallup: Americans Support the Keystone XL Pipeline by a Margin of 2 to 1

Mar 22 2012

In Response to 110% Increase in Gas Prices,

President Obama Backs Just 29% of a Pipeline

Gallup: Americans Support the Keystone XL Pipeline by a Margin of 2 to 1

  • Gasoline prices have increased 110 percent to a national average of $3.88 per gallon on President Obama's watch. 
  • After rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline to appease his political base, President Obama traveled to Cushing, Oklahoma, to tout the construction of just 29 percent of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline – a portion of the pipeline that doesn't need his specific approval.
  • According to a new Gallup poll, 57 percent of Americans support the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Gas Prices Have Doubled

Political Delays Continue

  • Under pressure from radical environmentalists, President Obama first delayed and then rejected the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline even though three years of extensive review found no adverse impacts to the environment.
  • More recently, President Obama personally lobbied Democrat senators to reject an amendment that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. The bipartisan amendment failed to pass by just four votes.
  • President Obama's decision to reject the largest shovel-ready project in the country was the first time in history a presidential permit for a cross-border pipeline has ever been denied.

Gallup: "Americans Favor Keystone XL Pipeline"

  • According to a March 22 Gallup poll, 57 percent of Americans support the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • The Gallup poll shows that those who are following news about the Keystone XL pipeline "overwhelmingly think the government should approve the building of it, 78 percent to 22 percent."
  • According to Gallup, "Nearly 7 in 10 Midwesterners want the government to approve the building of the pipeline and 61 percent of those in the South do as well."

With record-high gasoline prices and stubbornly high unemployment,

Americans deserve more than President Obama's

"29 percent of the above" energy strategy.