Keystone Pipeline blame game
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman responds
- Duration 4:14
- Date Jan 19, 2012
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman responds
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Horrible stick that in your car -- just smoke -- after the president Chirac's plans for a new Keystone Pipeline from data.
At least one the governor's pointed a finger directly at the cornhuskers state.
I signed off on pipeline permits and -- signed off quantity and Montana as they -- in South Dakota but the State Department is asked to sign off on a pipeline to nowhere.
This -- and its president.
It makes a statement like he did today that this is being -- house Republicans are -- -- -- what was it Tom about.
He's talking about you can't sign this until Nebraska has a route.
I respect in my head on -- and I thought I got a call -- The governor Heineman -- in Nebraska Republican governor joining us right now governor I'm very good to have you.
The hill and glad to be -- -- set the record straight.
What is it what happened he's blaming used my release of this is -- -- not getting their act again awareness thing would go should go.
-- -- Okay first of all I like governor Schweitzer but the fact of the matter is.
He's protecting his Democrat body president Barack Obama.
We are put party politics aside do what's best for American.
The president should have said yesterday I approve the pipeline.
TransCanada was perfectly willing to beginning construction of the northern border of our country and the southern.
Headed towards Nebraska -- there -- three states above us and below us.
That they would have to construct the pipeline before they get to Nebraska.
While we conclude a final supplemental environmental impact statement on -- route that we are confident will be approved.
But he's -- hadn't gone now nobody I'd here's what I wanna be clear sir he said you hadn't done that because you haven't done that.
It had to be -- -- to watch him because it's not considered a -- plan Nebraska isn't done with its -- Well that's not totally -- -- I agree with what he's saying.
Well we're changing the -- -- but the old route that was proposed in the State Department.
Said -- it was OK was -- the most environmentally sensitive.
Going through most of -- really serves Cecily portion of Nebraska.
Called the sand -- we're just gonna mutant mood a few miles to the east through less environmentally sensitive areas I don't have any doubt.
The environmental impact statement will be approved you'll be OK for that perspective.
This is what we normally -- out here in the midwest use a little common sense approve the route continue to move forward above and below us.
In by the time they get to Nebraska will have our partner.
Or you're much more to know what's going on your neck of the woods and I -- -- but I think how I read this and my layman's us.
Sort of assessment analogy here would be like when you're going to a close and and your lawyers telling you you know close and I don't you're you're not gonna have any problems everything's -- -- got all the forms here but it turns out when you get there.
You don't have your check for the -- you don't have you checked for the -- you don't have your.
You're you're you're you're you're you're occupancy clearance from from the town officials and other words.
You might be on Paper ready to go but you don't of the papers to say you're ready to go so you can't go and the closing his delay.
That is essentially what the Montana governor was saying.
Did you guys in Nebraska not trying to cause -- it's writes it's -- here trying to -- -- Is it that you guys we're not ready and so they couldn't close and now you guys are blaming President Obama.
Well I that's not entirely -- because the fact of the matter we had a -- going through the environmentally sensitive part of Nebraska.
That was okay with the State Department so this is one time where I think I understand what you're saying.
I've trans Canada as well perfectly willing to go ahead with -- what I would could describe as a conditional yes.
With the understanding the Nebraska we'll get his job done and I'm here to tell -- we will get her job done.
I think governor Schweitzer said he -- a hundred dollars -- president's go to improve it.
I'll very -- dollars and rest could get this job done so let's get moving let's put American jobs first.
All right so there -- -- You know 101000 dollar bets going on here for now.
I would avoid that one but I'll be glad to dig brought a hundred dollars if he'd like to bet me all right or one of those times it.
Our governor Heineman thank you very much good having it.
Thank you meanwhile --