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Obama Punts on Keystone Pipeline, Votes to Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs
Posted by Brian
President Obama, in an obvious election year pander to his far-left base, announced that he is blocking the Keystone Pipeline because a 60 day deadline is not enough time to make a determination on the proposed route. Never mind that the pipeline would create over 20,000 jobs. Never mind that the pipeline would lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Never mind that the route was proposed well over a year ago. This simply another step in Obama's "green" policy to devastate the U.S. economy, and thus making us more vulnerable to foreign interests (Psst! Hey Barry! Remember Iran and the Strait of Hormuz?!). Rising gas prices, real unemployment over 11%, and BHO says he doesn't have enough time to make a decision? Truth is, when coming to the correct decision on anything, BHO couldn't find his a**hole if he was given a funnel.
Updated: January 18, 2012 | 2:34 p.m.
January 18, 2012 | 12:56 p.m.
In a decision sure to re-ignite a fierce energy debate, the Obama administration was announcing on Wednesday its rejection of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline because the 60-day deadline imposed by Republicans did not allow adequate time to review an alternate route through critical wetlands in the Midwest.
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was to make the announcement on the project that would carry oil from Canada's carbon-heavy tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast and would indicate that TransCanada, the company seeking to build the $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline, will be able to reapply with a new route avoiding an ecologically sensitive area of Nebraska, sources told National Journal.
Put more simply, the Obama administration is hitting Republicans back by saying no because of their forcing him to decide on the project in just 60 days. Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail promptly painted the decision as a rejection of thousands of American jobs purely for political reasons.