Skip to comments.Keystone Pipeline Delay Puts Energy Future On Hold
Posted on 11/23/2011 9:54:51 AM PST by raptor22
Energy Policy: The president who often lets policy decisions be driven by others now says the pipeline to bring Canada's tar sands oil to America is his decision to make. So make it already, Mr. President.
The administration's industrial policy of picking winners and losers, particularly in the energy sector, has given us such white, or should we say green, elephants as the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. It has an opportunity to pick a real winner the Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada's rich tar sands to the American market.
So far the administration has given lip service to the project, with final approval seemingly in the hands of the State Department, since the pipeline crosses an international border. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney seemingly reaffirmed this by stating, "This is a decision that will be made by the State Department."
But President Obama seemed to indicate Carney didn't get the memo when he indicated in an interview with Omaha, Neb., television station KETV that the State Department would send him a report in a few months and that he would make the final decision.
"There's a way of doing that and making sure the health and safety of the people of Nebraska are protected. And that's how I'll be measuring these recommendations when they come to me," Obama said.
This "health and safety" excuse was used after the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico to impose drilling moratoriums there, off both Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in Alaska. This does not bode well.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
Which was based on a fraudulent re-writing of the expert's report to say what the 0bama regime wanted to say for political reasons
Interior inspector general: White House skewed drilling-ban report
Obama votes “present” -— again.
"Jobs, jobs, jobs!"
Health and Safety going crazy.
No, we should just flat out recognize it's Red.
Joe Wilson was right.
If our fellow Citizens can't figure it out after this then they never will.
Nah, seriously though, the guy didn't lie about putting his laser on jobs.
Energy independence ping
In the link below, there is more evidence that the Global Warming crowd are evil racist bastards, whose policies are killing innocent poor people everyday.
Uh oh, global warming loons: here comes Climategate II!
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | Last updated: November 22nd, 2011 | James Delingpole
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:56:05 PM by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person or persons unknown. And as before, they show the “scientists” at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light. Michael Mann, Phil Jones, Ben Santer, Tom Wigley, Kevin Trenberth, Keith Briffa all your favourite Climategate characters are here, once again caught red-handed in a series of emails exaggerating the extent of Anthropogenic Global Warming, while privately admitting to one another that the evidence is nowhere near as a strong as they’d like it to be.
In other words, what these emails confirm is that the great man-made global warming scare is not about science but about political activism. This, it seems, is what motivated the whistleblower ‘FOIA 2011’ (or “thief”, as the usual suspects at RealClimate will no doubt prefer to tar him or her) to go public.
As FOIA 2011 puts it when introducing the selected highlights, culled from a file of 220,000 emails:
Over 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day.
Every day nearly 16.000 children die from hunger and related causes.
One dollar can save a life the opposite must also be true.
Poverty is a death sentence.
Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize
greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels.
Todays decisions should be based on all the information we can get, not on
hiding the decline.
It’s too bad we can’t debate the real issue with these bastards openly.
We’ll start the debate with
“Resolved: Non-elite people should not have access to energy.”
Leftists and 0bama, you take the affirmative,
Conservatives and other normal people, the negative.
Gee I sure the Cubans and Chinese drilling in the Gulf in areas off limits to US companies are REAL concerned about the health and safety of Americans, would clean up the slightest spill and prostrate themselves before Obama and beg forgiveness for the least damage to the environment. Yeah right.
0bama destroys the opportunity to import 7% of our petroleum needs from Canada thereby reducing our dependence on ME oil.