Obama on Oil Pipeline: 'Safety Is Key'

The president discusses crude oil pipeline set to go through Nebraska.
1:08 | 11/02/11

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Transcript for Obama on Oil Pipeline: 'Safety Is Key'
The president's goal to talk about how his jobs plan -- but on this day when the Nebraska legislature begins its special session on the keystone XL pipeline. We want to know -- the White House is ready to make a decision. You know we we want to make sure that were taken the long view on these issues the administration the State Department specifically is delaying any decision on -- pipeline until most likely early next year. There's a way of doing that and still make it true that the health and safety of humor and people who folks in Nebraska protected and and that's how all be. -- measuring these recommendations from the come to. He doesn't want to rush any decision on the environment especially when it involves the land even if it means costing new jobs. Folks in Nebraska like all across the country. -- going. Save themselves will take a few thousand jobs if it means that our kids are. Potentially -- and water that would. Damage their health. And that the president says would be another economic blow the country doesn't need. And when somebody gets -- that's. A cost of the society customers well so. These are all things that you have tickle them when you make these decisions.

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