Skip to comments.Obama Turns Keystone Pipe Dream To Nightmare
Posted on 03/12/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT by raptor22
Energy Policy: After presidential lobbying, the Senate fell four votes short of taking a giant step toward energy independence as gas prices and unemployment rise. In the White House, everything is going according to plan.
The 56-42 vote defeated a proposal by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that would have granted approval of the pipeline without any further environmental reviews by the State Department. It came after President Obama personally called lawmakers to lobby for the Hoeven amendment's defeat. Sixty votes were needed for passage to avoid a filibuster.
As we've said, you have to watch what Obama does, not what he says. Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president has not blocked the pipeline, but once again he has. Carney blames the GOP for trying to rush a review, yet the project has been studied for three years, almost as long as it took to win World War II.
In recent speeches, the president has taken credit for the things he has no control over and which his Environmental Protection Agency has been unable to stop. An example is increased oil and natural gas production from shale on private and state lands using a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
When he can stop increasing our supplies of fossil fuels, such as putting most of Alaska, the Outer Continental Shelf and federal lands off-limits, he does.
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This seals Obama’s fate in the election!...he is the most anti-American president ever!
If the republican candidate cannot take this situation and create a victory that’s basically handed to them, then they have reached a level of incompetence never before achieved.
Agreed! At this point, a penguin on rollers skates should be able to hand Obama an ass kicking!
I disagree - we need to fight as we are 20 points behind all the way until November 7, 2012 to oust the kenyan marxist.
Too bad one isn't running.
Drill, Baby, Drill!
(* drill Barry between the eyes with Super PAC ads made legal under Citizens United, that is)
I started to write a solution to this debacle - actually, more than one - but, every time I nearly finished and read what I wrote, I kind of concluded I’d be accused of being an anarchist and the feebies would come through my door with no-knock warrants.
Approving Keystone might be an October Surprise.
Thanks for the smile !
I’d actually love to see that !
War on energy ping
Unfortunately, this truth will not see the light of day if the MSM gets its way. THey are already pumping the meme that it is only through the efforts of Obama that production has increased.
Every time I see those LIARS on TV taking credit, every time they say "We have....", all I can say is that I haven't seen any of their mangy asses out here in the oil patch lifting so much as a finger to facillitate one drop of oil or one cubic foot of gas getting out of the ground.
Now, the same prosecutor who (unsuccessfully) pushed trying seven oil companies over 28 dead birds found on some 6,000 producing locations is hosting a seminar on "organized crime in the oil patch" for LEOs from Western North Dakota--in Denver, Colorado. http://sayanythingblog.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cf482d8e2dd7649b6def9a8f7&id=c7bd668f9f&e=6917b71bcd
I guess it sucks when there are no five-star rooms or beaneries to put on the taxpayer tab, but the BS about no meeting space in Western ND has been proven false already.
I also know that the oil companies I have worked for stipulate in their General Service Contract that failure to report knowledge of, or actual participation in any quid pro quo as a condition of acquiring work on a location which is outside of the Service agreement, or any other illegal activity, results in immediate termination of the working relationship with those companies. In short, everything is to be on the up and up--people get paid well to work there, and that should be enough.
Unfortunately, she isn't running.
Carney is so blatantly ducking and lying that the only people stupid enough to believe him work for the New York Times.