WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is already citing the decision not to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the key accomplishments of his presidency.
Obama is speaking to the group Organization for Action. He is recounting the improving economy and job numbers and the higher number of people with health insurance coverage. But he is adding to the list of accomplishments the decision to kill a Canadian energy giant's application to build the pipeline.
He says going ahead with the pipeline would have harmed the United States' leadership on curbing global warming. He also says it's important to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them.
The group Obama is addressing supports Obama's efforts to curb global warming and overhaul the nation's immigration laws