Congressman Upton discusses support for pipeline expansion

Earlier this month President Obama rejected a $7 billion proposal for a 1,700 mile long oil pipeline expansion that would carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The President said officials did not have enough time to review an alternate route that avoided environmentally sensitive areas. He accused Republicans of putting an unrealistic timeline on the measure.

Michigan's 6th district Congressman, Republican Fred Upton, supports the project. He joined Tricia Sloma on 16 Morning News and said the administration has waited too long.

"It's been three years. The administration has had it sitting on the desk for three years," said Upton.

Congressman Upton said his committee is working to get the pipeline approved quickly.

"We're going to move another bill to our committee next week and it will be on the floor probably the week after that, so we will have another opportunity to put it on the floor again," said Upton.

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