Skip to comments.REPORT: State Department (Read, Obama) To Reject The Keystone Pipeline
Posted on 01/18/2012 9:11:26 AM PST by MissesBush
The Obama administration is expected to reject the controversial Keystone Pipeline this afternoon, according to Fox News.
The State Department is expected to vote against the pipeline this afternoon. Transcanada will however be allowed to reapply with an alternate route going through Nebraska.
The administration will be unlikely to approve the pipeline under the timeline for the payroll tax cut extension law which requires a decision by February 21
The project has been extremely controversial for two main reasons. Those in favor of the pipeline point to the 8.5% unemployment rate, and point out that the pipeline could create much-needed high-paying jobs. Moreover, it would provide cash-strapped governments with tax revenues. On the other hand after the BP Deepwater spill of 2010 and ExxonMobil's July 2011 pipeline spill, environmentalists are pressuring the Obama administration to nip the project in the bud.
More to come...
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-to-deny-keystone-pipeline-2012-1#ixzz1jpVHzoGx
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Excuse me, but is not the State Department composed of mamby-pamby marshmallow majors, none of which could pass an elementary calculus or physics course?
With all due respect, the fact that that joke of a department is headed by the Hillabeast (another joke who’s neveer had a real job and who be nothing had she not boinked Bubba) shows where it lives on the intellectual ladder.
Who gives a hairy, smelly Obama about what their one-celled brains “thinks”?
Amen! He hates the country that elected him, and every move he makes is to bring this nation down.
“Obama gives the Republicans a gift in an election year. “
Absolutely! This is a gift. I never expected him to allow this to go through. He/they are so predictable.
It’s an act of sabotage, with enemies of the US voted into power.
Not quite like killing 3000 Americans on 9/11, but kills 20,000 jobs, an economy killer.
Denying America energy independence.
Rush is on it now.
Lest the English majors squeel, yes, I know.
It’s “none who could pass,” “never,” and “who’d”.
Sorry, but I only have minimum time pointing out the idiocy of our “leaders” between trying to do some actual engineering. If the marsmallow types want accuracy in grammar, they might try some programming.
Excuse me... But since when does a cabinet agency get to “vote?”
As a middle aged adult male I never in my life would have thought I would agree with your statement on a sitting President.
How truly pathetic so many of our countrymen have become to continue supporting this man. When I was a kid his own party would have impeached him for the decisions he’s made so far.
Shouldn’t they be announcing this on Friday night at midnight?
Once they make the announcement official, if I were Canada, I would immediately announce a pipeline to the west for importing the oil to China.
If the “R”’s do not jump on this from an energy and jobs standpoint, they are ABSOLUTELY stupid!!!!
That is what is likely to happen. Then the left sits there and whines and squeels like pigs about business going to China, when we create an environment endemically hostile to business. Gee, why won't they just stay in the US and get screwed over and go out of business rather than go to China where they're actually free to function?
Thank you for writing. President Obama has heard from many Americans concerning the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project, and we appreciate hearing from you. The President is committed to creating the most open and transparent Government in American history, and values your input. Given your interest in this matter, you may be interested in reading a recent official White House response to a petition on this issue. To learn more, please visit: www.WhiteHouse.gov/Energy. Thank you, again, for writing.
at the point of "open and transparent" , I was laughing so hard, Mrs Wobbly asked if I was OK.
Well, there you have it. If mermaids are against it, then it must be a bad thing for all life forms.
You would think socialists would want business which create tax revenue so they can do more government control actions.
Something I might suggest, a close examination of
who stands to gain by a change of route. Has
any of that land changed hands recently and to
Newt needs to blast Obama over this in the next debate!
“On the other hand after the BP Deepwater spill of 2010 and ExxonMobil’s July 2011 pipeline spill, environmentalists are pressuring the Obama administration to nip the project in the bud.”
What the Sam Hill does one have to do with the other?
what’s the opposite of save or create jobs.......
Precisely! He hates America, and he doesn’t much like the American people either.
They both involve high-paying jobs so that is a bad thing.
Good God! Look at that pig’s lips!
The average dancing with the stars watching non political junkie idiot American voter is too stupid to know how bad this is for our country as Obama caters to his progressive left base. (we can hope people are awake)
And they did not wait until a Friday evening to release this?
Newt Romney or some gaggle of RINOS (Snowe,Brown,etc)will hold the football and pull it away just as some coalition of Congresscritters in favor of American oil independence goes to kick it for the win.
We’ve seen this show before.
if anyone complains about the cost of gasoline... remind them 0bama refused oil from canada .. as well as shutdown drilling in the gulf
he *is* the enemy within
She looks like a big pair of lips with a woman attached.
Shut them all down, Obamao.
Not to worry. Darryl’s figured out a way to get a 747 to run on banana peels and coyote scat. It’s all good.
Okay, what states are Obama sure to lose as a result of this dopey decision? I’m guessing Ohio and Pennsylvania for starters.
It is kind of like your toes when you stay in the bath tub too long. She is essentially a fish out of water. Have pity.
The black muslim fairy golf princess is untouchable.
Too many “FIRSTS” for LOTUS.POTUS
I agree, Laz. This guy MUST NOT have another four years in which to completely destroy this country.
The only thing I can’t figure out, is why McCain hasn’t praised Obama for this yet.
Am I slipping for not noticing him do it, or is he for not having done it?
Ted Turner's land grab generates suspicion in Nebraska
Just a few headlines as of late.
What is amazing is the MSM dropping Hillary’s name all the time to replace Obama and she sold AZ out to the UN and is now a part of this and somehow people still think she is a nice moderate that wants to break glass ceilings.IOW:This better tar and feather Hilllary’s name as well.
McCain seems to like partisan hacks that put politics before country.
You read my mind!
Obama is owned by the Saudis. They not only paid for his trip to Pakistan when he was a young man of no means, they also paid large bribes to Columbia and Harvard to admit him, spectacularly unqualified as he was. There was apparently yet another bribe to the University of Chicago to accept this academic sub-mediocrity as a ‘lecturer’ there. Last but not least, a lot of the illegal foreign campaign contributions came from Saudi Arabia.
So, Obama owes them in a big way, his Marxism and ant-Americanism aside. He now has to keep the price of oil as high as possible for the continuing wealth transfer to the medieval Saudis.
And I just started eating my lunch>I went to the state dept. page to find this...
Gore-Tex is a synthetic implant made from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene ( ePTFE) that may be used as an implantable sheet for lip augmentation.
Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is made of a carbon backbone chain
....and Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota.....
Plus you've got to ask how many of these western states are going to begin to wonder if they shouldn't go talk to Texas about some Tag Team Secession action.
Some people don't get shat upon more than once without taking measures.....
(At the same time, the clock is ticking. By accessing Canada's crude oil the United State moves closer to its goal of reducing reliance on oil from the Middle East, a goal shared and expressed by every U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.)
If the U.S. State Department does not awaken from three years of indecision and the folks in charge kill the pipeline's development here, China is ready now to finance any engineering necessary to seize the opportunity and bring Canada's energy resources to China.