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'Misleading': Obama touts privately funded pipeline

As part of his two-day trip to highlight his energy policies, President Obama stopped in Oklahoma to tout the Cushing pipeline and announce he is expediting its construction.

But Obama’s event does not mesh with the truth, according to Rep. Ed Whitfield, (R-Kentucky), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

Whitfield says the pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf Coast is a privately funded venture and Obama had nothing to do with it. He says this is an attempt by the president to claim he is for pipelines while continuing to block the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Cushing.

“He has killed the Keystone pipeline but he wants to leave the impression with the American people that he’s being progressive and he’s doing everything possible to lower gas prices in the future by bringing more oil to America, and yet he has nothing to do with this Cushing pipeline,” Whitfield told WND

The congressman also rebuts arguments from the Obama administration that Republicans killed Keystone by demanding a hurried decision and that the GOP governor of Nebraska stopped the original plan from being pursued.