Jon Huntsman took aim at the State Department's decision to extend the timeline for reviewing the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline until after the 2012 election in a statement released on November 10, 2011:
The Obama Administration’s decision to further delay the Keystone Pipeline is yet another example of President Obama’s lack of concern for getting Americans back to work. The pipeline will both create thousands of American jobs and move us towards energy independence.
The Obama Administration's decision to reevaluate the pipeline’s route is another political ploy from a White House more concerned with pleasing special interest groups than pursuing energy independence and job creation.
This is another example of why the American people have lost trust in our current leadership and are looking for a president who they can count on to create jobs and turn our economy around.