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State Department Won't Budge on Call for Pipeline Review Despite Rerouting
Fox News ^ | November 15, 2011 | Doug McKelway

Posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:20 PM PST by jazusamo

A day after Canadian oil company TransCanada agreed to reroute its proposed Keystone oil pipeline around Nebraska' ecologically sensitive Ogallala Aquifer, the State Department refused to budge on a new environmental review of the project that is not slated for completion until 2013 -- after the presidential election.

The State Department on Tuesday denied that the delay is designed to appease environmentalists, a core constituency of the Obama administration.

"I can only say, as we've said repeatedly on the record, that the White House had no bearing on the decision-making process," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday. "The State Department has the lead on this issue, and we're going about it in a very transparent and apolitical way."

But representatives of the oil industry beg to differ.

"Unfortunately, this was clearly a political decision on the part of the president. He sacrificed 20,000 new American jobs to save one and that was his own job," said Jack Gerrard of the American Petroleum Institute. "We believe the president should quickly reconsider that the decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline determination and to get focused on jobs and energy production."

The delay has sparked a firestorm of political broadsides. At a time when the president has been effectively accusing congressional Republicans of blocking his energy and job creation agenda, they used the Keystone delay to fire back during a Capitol Hill Press conference Tuesday.

"Here we have a president going off to Australia and playing golf in Hawaii. The guy sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is destroying this country," said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.

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Would Obama or the State Dept Lie? /sarc
1 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:21 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
The State Dept is a pit of vipers.

There is no way it should have a say in pipelines between the US and Canada.

2 posted on 11/15/2011 4:46:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

This is what happens when you have people working to destroy our country so they can try and rebuild it the way they want it. What they don’t realize is that the American people won’t let it happen. But....they will keep trying until they are out of office. The sooner the better.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by RC2
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To: jazusamo

What a sad commentary that the US State Department gets to rule on whether a pipeline within the US can be built just because it will cross the US -Canada border.

So, the Canadians will sell their oil to China, and we will continue to purchase oil from the fanatical Muslim Arabs. Great job Hillary. Great job Obama. Two bigger idiots would be hard to find. On second thought, two bigger individuals intent on destroying America would be hard to find.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 4:49:10 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: RC2
Paint this story all over Mz. Hitlery.... Who the hell is in charge of this ship? When will someone take a leadership role?
5 posted on 11/15/2011 4:49:53 PM PST by ptsal
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To: jazusamo

They have to be lying. The Environmental Impact Statement said the pipeline would have no adverse effect on the Ogallala aquifer. Politics is the only explanation for the delay.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 4:50:14 PM PST by colorado tanker
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7 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:18 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: colorado tanker
The Environmental Impact Statement said the pipeline would have no adverse effect on the Ogallala aquifer. Politics is the only explanation for the delay.

Hammer -> nail!!

8 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:51 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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9 posted on 11/15/2011 4:53:54 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: colorado tanker
Politics is the only explanation for the delay.

Exactly!

10 posted on 11/15/2011 4:54:24 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Tar. Feathers.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 4:56:29 PM PST by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Nachum

Here’s all you need to know.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/warren_buffets_keystone_bonanza.html

November 15, 2011
Warren Buffet’s Keystone Bonanza


12 posted on 11/15/2011 4:57:14 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jazusamo
"I can only say, as we've said repeatedly on the record, that the White House had no bearing on the decision-making process," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday.

BS. The State Dept. is part of the Executive branch, which is headed by the President.

13 posted on 11/15/2011 5:01:06 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: abb

Good find. Thanks.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 5:03:05 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: abb

Surprise - Surprise-—not

Thanks for the link.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 5:04:23 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Nachum

Cannot take credit.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807948/posts

Warren Buffet’s Keystone Bonanza
American Thinker ^ | November 15,2011 | Frank Friday

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:39:48 PM by Hojczyk


16 posted on 11/15/2011 5:10:12 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jazusamo
"Here we have a president going off to Australia and playing golf in Hawaii. The guy sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is destroying this country," said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla."

Finally someone says it.

Is there syill time for West to run for the Presidency?

17 posted on 11/15/2011 5:17:24 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: jazusamo
""Here we have a president going off to Australia and playing golf in Hawaii. The guy sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is destroying this country," said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla."

Finally someone says it.

Is there still time for West to run for the Presidency?

18 posted on 11/15/2011 5:17:40 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: jazusamo
The State Department on Tuesday denied that the delay is designed to appease environmentalists, a core constituency of the Obama administration.

And I deny that I'm middle-aged and overweight. But who am I fooling?

19 posted on 11/15/2011 5:20:09 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jazusamo

It seems some here are forgetting what role the Governor of NE has played in the scenario. Essentially delaying the process in search of more guarantees of protection from spills. Following his objections, and after achieving a better deal from XL Dept of State got into the act with their “not before next year” stance.

I doubt Canada is going to sit on their oil until the idiots in the state dept get their act together.


20 posted on 11/15/2011 5:23:05 PM PST by wita
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To: wita

You may be right on Canada not waiting, we’ll see soon.

The NE Gov was shouting out loud and clear against the pipeline but the State Dept basically ignored him and led everyone to believe they were going to approve it.

Then along comes the enviros and threaten Obama with their votes and everything changes all of a sudden. I may not have that right but that’s the way I saw it.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 5:30:26 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: colorado tanker
The Obaminator has to have one Hell of a burr under his saddle about now. Now matter how he plays this, things won't come out well for him.
22 posted on 11/15/2011 5:43:46 PM PST by oyez
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To: RC2
Can we get a ground swell of support to pressure our elected officials come 2013 to convene an investigative committee to look into prosecuting these criminal bastards that took us down this road?
23 posted on 11/15/2011 5:44:52 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Paladin2

Podesta from Center for American Progress recently announce he will be advising the State Department.


24 posted on 11/15/2011 5:45:24 PM PST by opentalk
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To: oyez

This administration has done everything it can to restrict oil supplies and drive prices up.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 5:53:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Paladin2
"The State Dept is a pit of vipers."

Since 1937, the State Dept is has always been a pit of communist vipers.

26 posted on 11/15/2011 5:54:15 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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27 posted on 11/15/2011 5:55:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: abb
Warren Buffet’s Keystone Bonanza

Warren and Obama are both skunks.

28 posted on 11/15/2011 5:56:00 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: abb
Here’s all you need to know.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/warren_buffets_keystone_bonanza.html

November 15, 2011

Warren Buffet’s Keystone Bonanza

Whether Buffett surmised this would happen; he had some "unoficial" (yeah right!) heads up; or is merely a shrewd businessman, we wil probably never know.

That said, moving the oil by railroad is a great idea and would bypass (and no doubt give them ajita) the Far Left Moonbats at Foggy Bottom and drive the Green Weenie Zombies, batty.

Even at "several thousad dollars" per tank car (which hold between 15,800 US gallons to 33,600 US gallons (or between approx 400 and 800 barrels respectively) that would still only add (if oil is $100 a barrel) between an additional $4 to $8 per barrel or .09 to .18 cents a gallon, much more than if moved by pipeline but not cost prohibitive.

29 posted on 11/15/2011 6:02:11 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: colorado tanker

Best friend OPEC ever had.


30 posted on 11/15/2011 6:11:26 PM PST by oyez
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To: jazusamo

I think you saw it pretty clearly. I think a thread about two months ago was saying it was going to be approved. Just goes to show.


31 posted on 11/15/2011 7:02:03 PM PST by wita
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To: Paladin2

Re State Dept. spokesman (i.e. liar) Mark Toner.

My Thanksgiving wish is that we run out of Toner, very quickly.

Lying sack of shit, just like his uberboss, Hillary.

And that little shit Podesta is going to advise the State Dept? I’d rather have a communist agent do that than let him. At least I’d know that an open enemy of America was doing it rather than an underground leftist termite.


32 posted on 11/15/2011 9:19:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Pure and simple political BS!


33 posted on 11/16/2011 4:58:10 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: ronnie raygun

The problem we have is who is going to start the investigation? All these people do is get elected, then immediately start a campaign to get re-elected. We need to go to something like the Romans did. Get elected to the Senate for only one year and then have to wait for five years to run again. Our politicians are hoping to stay in office for life. This means they will do nothing, as you suggested, if it means they may not get elected.


34 posted on 11/16/2011 6:29:33 AM PST by RC2
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