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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Since it’s their job to CYA Zero’s butt.
Every candidate in the GOP should pound on this unceasingly from now until November.
The man is unhinged in his hate for America and his desire to hurt this nation.
The jobs we will not have a sa result of this decision, the further dependence on forein oil, the gift of North American oil to China it will result in, the negatinve impact on national security, the further erosion of and failure to use and increase our won energuy production and self reliance.
Obama is a disaster, and is an enemy to traditional America and the moral foundational principles our constitution depneds upon.
The Man who despises America - Barrack Hussein Obama
If a guy is willing to sell out our men missing in action, their families and friends, and veterans, you can rest assured he’ll sell out anyone and anything.
What gets me is how he does it with impunity. Even people on this forum were pleased as punch to vote for the bastard.
When Jane Fonda went to Vietnam, she demonstrated that she was willing to sell out our men. I have detested that bitch ever since. She didn’t even care if our men in the Hanoi Hilton were beaten or abused in other ways for refusing to be used by her.
The MIA issue was the crowning act of McCain that let me know this ass was as vile as she was.
These are two people I will never respect. I loathe them both.
Yet, nearly half of American's cannot wait to cast a vote for that Anti-American, Anti-capitalist Marxist. that includes a few of my own relatives :(
The single institution responsible for allowing this has been the evil MSM. They cover for him at every opportunity.
But Obama was going to LOSE those states anyway.
Hillary Clinton's message that the US wants to reset its relations with Russia got lost in translation today.
Like all good diplomats, Hillary brought along a prop to her meeting with Russia's foreign minister.
What prop, you ask? A bright red symbolic "reset button" to give to Russia's top diplomat. Only problem "reset" was mistranslated into Russian as "overcharge." How do you say "oops" in Russian?
are you serious ???
the DNC played the congress like the fools they are, or they are simply two faces of the same coin...
the 08 campaign revolved aroound the 'necessarily skyrocketing' cost of energy to fix the country...didnt hurt bambam too badly then did it ???
this will be spun to the masses for what it was, a 'republican' ultimatum, that of course the bambam was forced to reject, because the science isnt settled...
the dumbasses made an ultimatum that had no teeth to force him to accept it...for a two month extension of further raiding the SS *cough* trust fund...
bambam is dumber than a bag of hammers, but he is literate, somewhat, and can read the script...and the idiot princes of the gated DC establishment are playin along just fine as well...
Sadly, I must agree with you.
I have a question.
Why does Obama have the right to make a monumental decision like this, with just a small sentence?
Shouldn't Congress have a say in this?
You know, the peoples Representatives???
Why should the Soros/Leftist/Ayers/Marx representative have all this power?
A vote for any Democrat is a vote for significantly higher prices at the pump. Higher prices push up the cost of almost everything. When gas gets anywhere near $4.00 you can literally see businesses slowing down in North Carolina.
Denying America energy independence.
Rush is on it now.
In the second hour of Rush's show today he is all over it again.
Rush said the money is not coming in from the eviro wacko base is the reason.
0bama needs that part of his base to kick in more money for his reelection.
“he is, an enemy of American prosperity!”
The Sheeple are getting EXACTLY what they voted for.
On the bright side, Goldman Sach’s Gasoline Speculation plays are now SAFE, and they will make BILLIONS off of this summers $5.50-$6 gas.
Warren Buffet’s Railroad investments hauling the oil are safe, too!
Isn’t Obamunist Fascism WONDERFUL if you’re connected??? ALL HAIL THE MESSIAH OBAMA!! (Or else)
Churchill to his war cabinet on strategic issues to defeat the Nazis:
1. Destroy capacity to refine and distribute petroleum products.
2. Target coal production
3. Destroy manufacturing capacity starting with ball bearing factories
Accomplish all 3 at once by breaking the two main Rhur Valley dams..
“You can trust your car, to the man who wears the Communist Star!”
The message on the shutdown of the pipeline is coming from 0bama. The text says it is the STATE DEPARTMENT that is rejecting the pipeline. Shouldn’t Hillary as Secretary of State be making this announcement and if not, what does the State Dept. have to do with it?
There is no reason not to do this pipeline other than to screw the energy resources of the US and cause gas prices to rise. Thanks 0bama for another nail in your one term legacy on the same day as #SOPA is getting so much attention. Making it easy for our candidates to take over the WH and Senate.
NOT SUPRISED by the STUCK ON STUPID decision by Obama.
Absolutely, allll by design, yes!!
Obama is pandering to his far left environmentalist whack jobs..he needs their vote this November, that is why he is doing this..Gas prices are going to be what, 5 bucks a gallon this spring, of course Obama is in favor of that, maybe he can go to the Middle East and bow to some more dictators to get some gas
Good points, Syncro. I don’t know... I would think Congress would have a say in this. (?)
We’ll have $5 a gallon gas by summer! Again; Obama misses his taRget! He wanted $7 a gallon gas!
The debate on CNN tomorrow night should be fun with all this new material for Newt to chew on and chew up.
I’d like to see gas go to $10 a gallon. The proles will be screaming for blood. (Keep up the good work, Zero.)
Understand something, folks...
America’s huge advantage over the rest of the world has ALWAYS been cheap energy, and a reserve currency.
Obama is doing his utmost to destroy BOTH.
He hates the advantage America has had, and wants to “Equalize” us to the rest of the world. And making some pocket change along the way to wrecking the EVIL AMERICA< isn’t bad, either.
Stanley Ann Dunham - mother
Obama, Sr., an African Muslim
Indonesian Muslim Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo
Barry was raised in his formative years in Indonesia and as a Muslim.
Lived with Communist leaning grandparents
He felt at home with left leaning, American hating, professors and friends
Living like a King and Queen, Barack and Michelle Obama are not Socialists, they are Communists. He is killing this nation with Marxist rule, and Communist and Socialist advisers like Valery Jarrett and Van Jones for starters.
. Time to call this imposter what he is
..a Communist like his fathers.
This man is despicable. He’s killing us. Or maybe shooting his re-election in the foot. Yay, on that!
Actually, we'd "squeal". But otherwise, I'm with you.
That's who we have as a President. it's sad, trgic...and unbelievable that such a thing could happen. But with almost half the country getting government handouts, with a radical socialist political party in the DNC, and with a corrupt and in the tank main stream media...we see hpow it did.
Now its time to take it back.
But the Keystone XL Pipeline is horrid... the "pipeline of death."
What is the difference?
Bipartisan import interests and NIMBYs with large, remote land properties (”property values”). Political activities of all kinds of corrupted. Some will say that it’s a global market, but the rejection of the Keystone XL will raise western hemisphere oil prices.
Groucho Marx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHash5takWU
The NRDC and Oil Change International today released a report that says the Keystone XL Pipeline will not protect America's energy interests, rather it will maximize the profits of "Big Oils". From the report:
"Keystone XLs backers want to re-direct tar sands oil from the American Midwest to reach the international market where tar sands oil would fetch a higher price. The Keystone XL pipeline would thus add billions of dollars to their annual profits while raising the cost of oil for millions of American consumers in the U.S. heartland.
There are clear alternatives to allowing the United States to be to be an oil conduit merely to accommodate ever- growing profits for big oil companies. As American gasoline consumption continues to shrink, the United States can continue its current trajectory to reduce its oil dependency by making further clean energy investments to improve fuel efficiency and replace oil with environmentally sound renewable fuels. These investments will create tens of thousands more jobs than Keystone XL would without the risk of major oil spills.
What a bunch of horse crap.yeah, those other green jobs worked out so great.
This just in, “The President is STUPID on this”. - Newt
On the money as usual......thanks.
It does seem that way... Thanks for the ping.
Is Newt looking for a beer-summit?
I think how these candidates handle this issue in the debate will be the final thing to cement my decision about the primary. I suspect others will be paying close attention.
This issue is NOT a winner for Obamer and if those Repub candidates are serious they'll get out the long knives for Obamer on this one.
Our repersenatives are NOT representing the people.
If something like this was done by a conservative president, Harry Reid Peloski et al would be all over it.
The Hollywood vote and money is a lot more important than real jobs.
Many of the ranchers I talked to in Western Nebraska didn’t want the pipeline. The liability was to high, and they have been burned by energy companies before.
On the other side of clinton was nancy pelosi. This was taken immediately prior to the election. When action is required, the powers that be submit their 'needs' to bill who then directs the puppet in the white tent.
This is why poor wittle nancy can't retire.
Who needs a pipeline when your friend, Warren Buffett, owns a railroad and has a $38B subsidy to haul the oil?