Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after opposing Keystone XL legislation:
 
“I opposed the Keystone XL pipeline because I believe it is the wrong direction for our energy policy.  Our nation must face the reality of global climate change and take steps to reduce carbon emissions.  Rather than focusing on Keystone XL, we should be working on bigger picture investments in clean energy and energy efficient technologies that will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels that hurt our environment.”