WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement, criticizing President Obama’s failed energy strategy and its repercussions for Wisconsin and the country:

Congressman Sensenbrenner: "Obama's veto of the Keystone Pipeline was a love letter to the environmental activists -- perfectly timed after the Canadian election and just a month before the UN climate conference in Paris. But losing the pipeline means we are forced to use railroads to move crude. Despite having the best freight rail system in the world, this still means increased risks. While the President takes his victory tour in Europe, Americans will be left with fewer jobs, higher oil prices, and an overall weak energy strategy. From the EPA's toxic mine spill in Colorado to the recent spills in Alma and Watertown, examples of Obama's failed policies make it painfully clear that this President cares more about his legacy than sound policy.”