Wisconsin GOP leaders angered over Biden's decision to stop work on Keystone Pipeline

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RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Congressman Bryan Steil and other GOP leaders spoke Friday, Jan. 22, at a construction site in Franksville, about President Joe Biden's decision to stop work on the Keystone Pipeline.

They say stopping work on the pipeline carrying oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast has already resulted in layoffs for hundreds of Wisconsin workers.

"Joe Biden needs to reconsider this action immediately. We need to have good paying jobs in the United States of America. We need to have good paying jobs here in Wisconsin."

They also argue that the president's move affects America's energy independence. 

"Joe Biden's decision makes us more dependent on the Middle East, more dependent on Russia, more dependent on Venezuela for our supply of energy. I find his decision disgusting."

Environmentalists object to the pipeline and President Biden has promised to revoke its permit during his campaign. 

Bryan Steil is calling on the president to reverse his action.

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