Sen. Rob Portman tried to say that Keystone XL would make up for the Russian oil the US is not importing, but CNN’s Dana Bash gave him the facts.

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Sen. Portman said on CNN’s State Of The Union, “When the president was elected, he said we’re going to cut off Keystone which is North American energy which is what we’re talking about. That was over 800,000 barrels per day, more than the Russian oil which was 600,000 barrels a day. Second, he issued an executive order stopping exploration on public lands and water. Finally, he’s rewriting this legislation that is now a regulation that has to do with permitting called waters of the United States. All of this is leading to less North American energy production. Specific policy decisions have been made.”

Bash responded:



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