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Obama's bogus Keystone talking points
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/12 | Conn Carroll

Posted on 01/18/2012 1:13:24 PM PST by Nachum

President Obama is expected to announce he is killing the Keystone XL pipeline project later today and will audaciously blame Republicans for forcing him to do it. Here is how White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer messaged on the decision last December: "The House bill simply shortens the review process in a way that virtually guarantees that the pipeline will NOT be approved." Obama is also expected to say today that TransCanada is free to reapply for the permit after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer habitat.

Both these talking points are completely bogus. The Keystone project has already been studied for three full years at a cost to TransCanada of $1.9 billion. The State Department has already completed one entire Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Another Environmental Impact Statement will provide zero additional environmental protection to anyone. But it will delay the project even further. Another EIS would push construction back somewhere between one and six years at a cost of up to $2 million.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality already identified a new route for the pipeline that would not threaten the Ogallala Aquifer. But environmentalists don't care about the Ogallala. They don't want Alberta's tar sands oil fields developed at all. No matter what the next EIS says, or when it is issued, the same environmental activists that sat on Obama's front lawn will sue to stop the pipeline in court.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bogus; keystone; obamas; talking

1 posted on 01/18/2012 1:13:30 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

There has never been a more destructive force in this nation than ghettobama.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 1:14:43 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 01/18/2012 1:14:51 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GlockThe Vote

The GOP leadership and the GOP candidates need to beat that Commie POS over the head with this every day twice a day til he gives the go ahead. This is pushing the envelope on impeachable.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 1:18:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

The reasons used by the 0bama administration to block this pipeline are the same and just as invalid as the reasons for blocking oil drilling in the Gulf.

DEFEAT 0bama to elect a Republican who will deliver an energy policy that is good for Americans not one that 0bama has that is destructive to the American economy.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 1:21:11 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Nachum
OBAMA KEYSTONE, OBAMA KEYSTONE
6 posted on 01/18/2012 1:21:25 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Nachum

“Environmentalists” can all rot in hell for all I care.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 1:22:50 PM PST by Fledermaus (A snow ball in hell has a better chance of surviving than Ron Paulyp in the primaries.)
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To: Nachum

This will play well in an election season if the $5 gas prediction plays out. It probably wouldn’t have reduced the price in any case, but it will be a nice bad optic for President Fraud.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 1:23:35 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: GlockThe Vote

There is nothing, nothing, nothing about this man that has any redeeming value whatsoever! Anyone who buys this insane explanation has got to be out of their frikking mind.


9 posted on 01/18/2012 1:23:39 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

Can someone here tell me why the STATE Dept. is calling the shots on this pipeline? Seems to me that Interior, or Commerce, or Energy should be doing this.

Is it because the pipeline comes from Canada? Just seems strange, but . . .


10 posted on 01/18/2012 1:30:43 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Nachum

What a punk.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 1:33:20 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jedidah

Here yah go;)

The Obama administration just announced the rejection of the controversial $7 billion Keystone Pipeline.

Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post, first broke the news that the State Department, which led the review of the project, would reject a permit for the pipeline.

The rejection is expected to come from the State Department which has led the review

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-to-deny-keystone-pipeline-2012-1#ixzz1jqYHjQ9M


12 posted on 01/18/2012 1:42:40 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Jedidah
Can someone here tell me why the STATE Dept. is calling the shots on this pipeline?

Because it crosses an international border, the State Department gets to approve or reject it based upon being in the interest of the nation.

http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/clientsite/keystonexl.nsf?Open

In September 2008, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP filed an application for a Presidential Permit with the Department of State to build and operate the Keystone XL Project. Executive Order 13337 directs the State Department to review applications for Presidential permits when the proposed project would cross an international border with the United States. It also directs the Secretary of State, or her designee, to consult with at least eight other federal agencies, and then issue a decision as to whether granting a permit is in the national interest.

13 posted on 01/18/2012 1:43:50 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Jedidah

More info:
It has been this way for a while:

Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/pdf/04-10378.pdf

Except with respect to facilities covered by Executive Order
10485 of September 3, 1953, and Executive Order 10530 of May 10, 1954, the Secretary of State is hereby designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential permits, as referred to in Executive Order 11423, as amended, for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance, at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels to or from a foreign country.

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Executive Order 11423 of Aug. 16, 1968
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/11423.html

Except with respect to facilities covered by Executive Orders No. 10485 and No. 10530, the Secretary of State is hereby designated and empowered to receive all applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance, at the borders of the United States, of: (i) pipelines, conveyor belts, and similar facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, minerals, or other products to or from a foreign country; (ii) facilities for the exportation or importation of water or sewage to or from a foreign country; (iii) monorails, aerial cable cars, aerial tramways and similar facilities for the transportation of persons or things, or both, to or from a foreign country; and (iv) bridges, to the extent that congressional authorization is not required.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 1:51:42 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Thanks. Most interesting to learn something new.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 1:58:18 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: ColdOne
This has nothing to do with the "environment" (actually, very little in the "environmentalist" movement has a legitimate environmental connection.)

A caller to the Tom Sullivan show made an excellent point that Obama's fellow-traveling comrade, Geo Soros, owns much in the way of Venezuelan oil; and scuttling the Keystone pipeline enriches the greedy fungus Soros (at the expense of the American economy).

One must keep in mind that this...

  1. Double-crosses union workers...
  2. Potties on "red" states (IIRC, malignant narcissists will settle scores whenever they can)...
  3. And (metaphorically) kicks in the teeth the already foundering United States economy.

Why is this difficult for some to see?

.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 1:59:37 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner
Why is this difficult for some to see? I do not know.
17 posted on 01/18/2012 2:09:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Seaplaner

“I’m Barack Obama and people like me because I’m impolite and usually late. I like Ice Cream and a nice pair of slacks. One day a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 48. Or as some people would call, Mentally Retarded”.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 2:13:47 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ColdOne
Why is this difficult for some to see?

Well, some people like that woman in Florida, are not having to worry about putting gas in their car or paying their house payments, so it really hard to convince them.

I surely would like to see that POS when she is filling up her car at 5 bucks/gallon.

19 posted on 01/18/2012 2:15:28 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Seaplaner

Right... This is how evil b!tch Jug Ears screws a few Red States the pipeline passes through and screws eager pipeline workers in those states. Jug Ears will screw firms that want to work on that pipeline and my guess is pipeline construction firms are mostly run by Republicans and conservatives. Flip side of that is liberals are big in Solyndra and other solar firms that feed at the Guvm’t tit

Meanwhile Jug Ears will go all out for unions in states that voted for him. Jug Ears is full steam ahead on more tax dollars for quasi-reparations, welfare and food stamps for Democrat constituencies

Boot Obama Nov2012!


20 posted on 01/18/2012 2:26:27 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Seaplaner

Right... This is how evil b!tch Jug Ears screws a few Red States the pipeline passes through and screws eager pipeline workers in those states. Jug Ears will screw firms that want to work on that pipeline and my guess is pipeline construction firms are mostly run by Republicans and conservatives. Flip side of that is liberals are big in Solyndra and other solar firms that feed at the Guvm’t tit

Meanwhile Jug Ears will go all out for unions in states that voted for him. Jug Ears is full steam ahead on more tax dollars for quasi-reparations, welfare and food stamps for Democrat constituencies

Boot Obama Nov2012!


21 posted on 01/18/2012 2:27:13 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw
This is what counts as an "ecologically sensitive" area in the Obama administration.




22 posted on 01/18/2012 2:54:21 PM PST by RC51
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To: Nachum

The Governor of Montana on Neil Cavuto who signed the permit for the pipeline across Montana, says the State of Nebraska is at fault.

The State Department cannot sign the permit for the simple reason is that there is currently no route across Nebraska. Nebraska has not issued a route permit. Until Nebraska finalizes and permits the route, the feds do not know where it is gong and thus cannot complete the permit.

The governor says everyone involved knows that the state of Nebraska is the real culprit. He is pro pipeline and has approved the permit in his state


23 posted on 01/18/2012 3:01:21 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/election/2012/01/18/nebraska-governor-suggests-conditional-keystone-approval/?mod=google_news_blog

What’s really going on as far as Nebraska’s approval of the Keystone pipeline


24 posted on 01/18/2012 3:41:45 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: RC51
Well, y'know, like, it's like all green, with like, grass and stuff, y'know... (/s)

The Buffalo Commons people were out here from New Jersey in the '80s telling us we needed to 'give the land back' to the Buffalo...

They and others of their ilk are still trying to tell us how to live from 2000 miles away.

25 posted on 01/18/2012 8:42:52 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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