Hillary opposes Keystone pipeline | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hillary opposes Keystone pipeline

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, which would put aqui
click to enlarge STOCK PROP: Republican politicians in Arkansas often stood before pipe made in Little Rock to press for the Keystone pipeline. Here, Tom Cotton and Tim Griffin.
  • STOCK PROP: Republican politicians in Arkansas often stood before pipe made in Little Rock to press for the Keystone pipeline. Here, Tom Cotton and Tim Griffin.
fers across the middle of America at risk to carry heavy Canadian crude across the U.S. to reach refineries that would ship much of the producet overseas. 

It is a pet project of Republican politicians, particularly in Arkansas, who've dramatically overstated the need and economic benefit of the line and understated its detrimental environmental effects.

The pipeline is still under review by the State Department, though the Obama administration is supposed to reach a final decision before his term is up.

Clinton, until today, had avoided questions on the topic. But today she said:

I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday.

"Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in the best interest of what we need to do to combat climate change.

Much of the pipe for the line was made in a Little Rock plant. It has already been sold to the company hoping to build it. The only economic benefit remaining in Little Rock is some temporary labor to ship the pipe.

Many have predicted the line would not be built, partly because of increasing energy discoveries in the U.S. and declining oil prices.

Clinton announced her opinion in a speech in Des Moines, not far from Nebraska, where landowner opposition has been highest to the line.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Open line

    • Nice blue jean jacket Brooke.

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: Open line

    • Liked your first cartoon Cato1. I think Donald arrogantly thinking he should be publicly declaring…

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    • Hello friend is time to make money and power,This is a great temple of the…

    • on December 13, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation