Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE said Thursday night that she would announce her long-expected position on the Keystone XL pipeline "soon.”
“I have been waiting for the administration to make a decision,” Clinton said during a town hall in New Hampshire, according to multiple reports.
“I can't wait too much longer. And I am putting the White House on notice. I am going to tell you what I think soon because I can’t wait," Clinton said.
Clinton has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the controversial pipeline, citing her involvement working on the project as secretary of State in the Obama administration.
Environmental activists and Democratic rivals such as former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have dinged Clinton for not expressing a position on the proposed pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
"If it is undecided when I become president, I will answer your question," Clinton said during a town hall in July. Later that month, she again declined to voice her position.
“No other presidential candidate was secretary of State when this process started, and I put together a very thorough, deliberative, evidence-based process to evaluate the environmental impact and other considerations of Keystone,” Clinton said during an Iowa speech on climate change.
O'Malley said after those comments that "real leadership means forging public opinion," and, "I know where I stand on Keystone XL."
The White House denied in late August that a decision was near on the controversial pipeline, saying the State Department is still reviewing the application nearly seven years after the Canadian company applied for permits to build across America's northern border.