Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., is continuing to push for the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which is expected to create large numbers of jobs for an industry that could employ thousands in the U.S.
In an interview with Greg Corombos of Radio America for WND, Terry called Obama's rejection of the plan "simply bizarre."
The plan was at least temporarily rejected by Obama, who said congressional Republicans imposed a timetable that did not allow him to evaluate the impact of the pipeline.
Terry said Obama's assessment is wrong on a number of fronts. He said the environmental studies were already done and the State Department gave its blessing.
He also said the 60-day deadline for Obama to decide was badly characterized in the media. He said the president really had 60 days once Nebraska figured out how to re-route a portion of the pipeline, and that hasn't happened yet.
Terry explained why the pipeline should be a no-brainer for Obama.