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REPORT: State Department (Read, Obama) To Reject The Keystone Pipeline
Business Insider ^ | 01/18/12 | Mamta Badkar

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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Obama gives the Republicans a gift in an election year. We have the highest gas prices on record for a January with many experts predicting $5 a gallon gas by May, and this imbecile kills a pipeline deal that would bring more refinable oil to the US Gulf Coast? Obama and his minions constantly obsess about the Republicans saying they want him to fail. No one seems to want Obama to fail more than Obama! This would have created 10s of thousands of jobs, but Obama says "No thanks!" So while the media obsesses about Romney's taxes or Gingrich's proposals to put kids who want to work or about whatever else they chose to demagogue Republicans about, we have the serial killer of American jobs, Barack Obama, killing yet more US employment---and putting the US economy in even deeper jeopardy with record gas prices. What a dunce.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 9:11:38 AM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush
EVERY SINGLE DECISION OBAMA MAKES IS INTENDED TO HARM AMERICA.

PERIOD.

2 posted on 01/18/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: MissesBush

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”?


3 posted on 01/18/2012 9:17:07 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Lazamataz

Amen! He hates the country that elected him, and every move he makes is to bring this nation down.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 9:17:29 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: MissesBush
Please do it, Please, Please! Gas is headed back up to $4.00 and beyond and you're worried about mudskippers and greenie votes. This should be fodder for mega ads slamming obummer for what he is, an enemy of American prosperity!

Mike

5 posted on 01/18/2012 9:17:42 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MissesBush

“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.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: ohioWfan

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.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 9:19:11 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: MissesBush
This is the clearest example of Bari putting his politics ahead of what's good for America & Americans.

Denying America energy independence.

Rush is on it now.

8 posted on 01/18/2012 9:19:47 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Da Coyote

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.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 9:20:10 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: MissesBush

Excuse me... But since when does a cabinet agency get to “vote?”


10 posted on 01/18/2012 9:21:20 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 9:21:55 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MissesBush

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.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 9:22:35 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Lazamataz

If the “R”’s do not jump on this from an energy and jobs standpoint, they are ABSOLUTELY stupid!!!!


13 posted on 01/18/2012 9:24:47 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: morphing libertarian
if I were Canada, I would immediately announce a pipeline to the west for importing the oil to China.

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?

14 posted on 01/18/2012 9:25:35 AM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Lazamataz
STARMAN
15 posted on 01/18/2012 9:27:56 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: MissesBush
email I got from Obamaloons last night:

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.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:23 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: MissesBush

Well, there you have it. If mermaids are against it, then it must be a bad thing for all life forms.

17 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:23 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: MissesBush

You would think socialists would want business which create tax revenue so they can do more government control actions.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:31 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

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
whom?


19 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:31 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lazamataz

Newt needs to blast Obama over this in the next debate!


20 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:38 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Lazamataz

“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?


21 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:48 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: MissesBush

what’s the opposite of save or create jobs.......


22 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:51 AM PST by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Lazamataz
You are politer than I.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2834448/posts?page=38#38

23 posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:56 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Lazamataz

Precisely! He hates America, and he doesn’t much like the American people either.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 9:29:18 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: traderrob6
What the Sam Hill does one have to do with the other?

They both involve high-paying jobs so that is a bad thing.

25 posted on 01/18/2012 9:30:54 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector

Good God! Look at that pig’s lips!


26 posted on 01/18/2012 9:31:44 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: MissesBush

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)


27 posted on 01/18/2012 9:32:39 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MissesBush

And they did not wait until a Friday evening to release this?


28 posted on 01/18/2012 9:33:25 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Mr. Wright

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.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 9:33:45 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: MissesBush

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


30 posted on 01/18/2012 9:34:22 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: crusty old prospector

She looks like a big pair of lips with a woman attached.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:14 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: MissesBush

Shut them all down, Obamao.

32 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:25 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector

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.


33 posted on 01/18/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: MissesBush

Okay, what states are Obama sure to lose as a result of this dopey decision? I’m guessing Ohio and Pennsylvania for starters.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 9:36:32 AM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Good God! Look at that pig’s lips!

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.

35 posted on 01/18/2012 9:37:22 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Abathar

The black muslim fairy golf princess is untouchable.

Too many “FIRSTS” for LOTUS.POTUS


36 posted on 01/18/2012 9:37:52 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: traderrob6
...and how many gazillion miles of pipelines already exist in the US carrying oil, gasoline, NG, solvents and who knows what else? The answer is lots and lots. Obama seems to take joy in not only sticking America in the back but twisting it as well.
37 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:05 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Lazamataz; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
EVERY SINGLE DECISION OBAMA MAKES IS INTENDED TO HARM AMERICA.

PERIOD.

I agree, Laz. This guy MUST NOT have another four years in which to completely destroy this country.

38 posted on 01/18/2012 9:39:51 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: MissesBush

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?


39 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:01 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: tet68
From Deseret News archives: LDS Church buys 88,000 acres in Nebraska

Ted Turner's land grab generates suspicion in Nebraska

Just a few headlines as of late.

40 posted on 01/18/2012 9:43:42 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: nutmeg

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.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 9:43:53 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: DoughtyOne

McCain seems to like partisan hacks that put politics before country.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 9:45:30 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: April Lexington
Excuse me... But since when does a cabinet agency get to “vote?”

You read my mind!

43 posted on 01/18/2012 9:46:22 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MissesBush

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.


44 posted on 01/18/2012 9:48:07 AM PST by KamperKen
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To: TexasCajun
Obama's War on Oil

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2715550/posts


45 posted on 01/18/2012 9:48:23 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Gasshog

And I just started eating my lunch>I went to the state dept. page to find this...

http://www.state.gov/


46 posted on 01/18/2012 9:48:43 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Doctor 2Brains

http://inyourface.ocregister.com/2010/10/20/daryl-hannahs-face-is-recovering/22254/

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


47 posted on 01/18/2012 9:52:03 AM PST by kcvl
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To: DoughtyOne
State Department Releases Keystone XL Pipeline Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

LINK

SEARCH LINK

48 posted on 01/18/2012 9:56:07 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: PJ-Comix
Okay, what states are Obama sure to lose as a result of this dopey decision? I’m guessing Ohio and Pennsylvania for starters.

....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.....

49 posted on 01/18/2012 9:56:22 AM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet ((367 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Lazamataz
(Keystone map)

(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.

50 posted on 01/18/2012 9:56:28 AM PST by yoe
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