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!
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