After years of deliberate delays President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline today.

This is a victory for radical environmentalists and those who wish America ill.

It is a punch in the face to everyone else.

Keystone XL is a clean, safe way to transport Canadian oil to American refineries and markets.

It would bring jobs along with abundant, affordable energy.

Stopping the pipeline has no meaningful benefits for the environment and will create no meaningful change to global temperature.

House Speaker Paul Ryan had this to say:

“This decision isn’t surprising, but it is sickening,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “By rejecting this pipeline, the president is rejecting tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.”

“He is rejecting our largest trading partner and energy supplier. He is rejecting the will of the American people and a bipartisan majority of the Congress,” he added. “If the president wants to spend the rest of his time in office catering to special interests, that’s his choice to make. But it’s just wrong. In the House, we are going to pursue a bold agenda of growth and opportunity for all.”

President Obama’s bad decision indicates that his White House is truly captive to the radical eco-left.

If the President is this bad on energy policy it indicates that there may be no limits to how bad a climate agreement he may sign in Paris.

At the White House sound understanding of science, energy and the environment have left the building.

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  • Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.