Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

April 21, 2014

The Washington Free Beacon

A top labor union blasted the Obama administration on Friday over what it described as a nakedly political decision to once again delay a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of America (LIUNA), called the move “gutless” and a “low blow to the working men and women of our country.”

The State Department announced on Friday that it would push back its decision on the pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.

The delay was widely seen as an effort to appease high-dollar environmentalist donors, who have made Keystone their cause célèbre and threatened to battle even Democrats who support the project.

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