News and Press US Sen. Ed Markey hails President Obama’s veto of Keystone XL oil pipeline project

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is hailing President Obama’s decision to veto legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The Massachusetts Democrat said vetoing the pipeline is a victory for the climate and common sense.

Markey said the pipeline isn’t in America’s national interest, and Obama should reject its construction when the full review process is completed.

Obama’s veto was his third as president.

Obama didn’t indicate whether he’ll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate change

Markey said the U.S. shouldn’t help what he called some of the dirtiest oil in the world to be funneled through the country so much of it can be exported to foreign nations.