Not all Democrats are thrilled with President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a supporter, said Obama's decision "was based purely on political desires and not policy facts."
In a statement, Manchin said the project would have created 20,000 new jobs.
"The president and this administration continue to block America's path to energy independence," Manchin said. "It's a shame the president refuses to see the economic possibilities this project offers."
Manchin is among a small group of Democrats in favor of the pipeline, which would transport oil from the tar sands of Canada to oil refineries in the Gulf Coast.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com