Skip to comments.Bipartisan Senate Group Pushes For Keystone XL Okay - Time To Lay Some Pipe
Posted on 11/20/2012 4:49:07 PM PST by raptor22
Now that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth.
The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day.
"Setting politics aside, nothing has changed about the thousands of jobs that Keystone XL will create," the senators said in the letter, asking to meet with Obama soon on the project designed to extend 1,661 miles to the Port Arthur, Texas, area from Hardisty, Alberta.
"Nothing has changed about the security to be gained from using more fuel produced at home and by a close and stable ally. And nothing has changed about the need for America to remain a place where businesses can still build things."
As America heads toward a fiscal cliff and the debate rages over taxes and spending, increasing revenues through economic growth and expanding the tax base seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle.
As America's oil production increases through technology and entrepreneurship on state and federal lands, the delightful prospect of genuine energy independence also looms, if the federal government starts being a partner and stops being an obstacle.
Right now that looks unlikely. The Environmental Protection Agency's war on coal and other fossil fuels continues.
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He’s whistling his favorite song, “You didn’t build that.”
Lay some pipe.....
heh heh heh
stupid dims....had they been pushing before the election it would have been more important....better yet quit their stupid party
Build it soon, while it is economically viable. Oil prices could drop to the point that it isn’t
Yeah, Lay some pipe.....
Where’d that get Petraeus?
ND unemployment is at 3.1%
I’d be surprised if he allowed that. His EPA is doing everything possible to strangle the unconventional gas and oil industry. He wants to drive UP the cost of fossil fuels so it cripples us and helps our enemies.
Obama wants a weak America. That’s clear.
Obamanation Communism File.
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