His decision came after reviewing a 2,000-page state report on the new route through Nebraska found that controversial Keystone XL pipeline could have minimal environmental impacts in Nebraska, according to Nebraskas environmental regulatory agency.
zero is more flexible now. zero chance he approves it.
Just build the pipeline and tell Obama to stuff it. He operates with no rule of law so why should they?
was there a lot of oil pollution from the current pipelines in the Ogallala aquifier areas?
This is the same Governor who just proposed the end of income taxes for individual and corporations in Nebraska.
I have been thru Nebraska on horseback, on the Pony Express Trail. It is a very nice state. Had the best beef there I have ever eaten.
I hope there is no delay in this Governor’s proposals, because that would mean that the portion of the pipeline built in Nebraska would not have income taxes charged on that labor!!!!
If public enemy #1 (obozo) where to permit the pipeline he would first have to negotiate with fellow travelers like Warren Buffett as WB is making millions off his holdings in railroads which are now carrying oil which should have been going through that pipeline.
If this were really an environmental issue then the pipeline would win hands down over train transportation as the spill rate is, I believe, about 37 times greater by train than pipeline.
No, this is about lining the pockets of ilk like Warren Buffett AND most importantly, starving the American economy of needed energy at every turn. Obozo firmly believes he can make the brown people of the world rich by making us poor. I use only his words in forming that opinion.
Did he get approval from his prairie dog constituency???
Most of what I have been reading, says that Obama is planning to approve the new re-routed pipeline. The Toronto newspaper even stated that the predicted approval of the pipeline by Obama was the reason that Lisa Jackson resigned as head of the EPA and was going to be replaced by Christine Gregoire (which is now in doubt).
Anyway, the Keystone pipeline has lost some of its urgency for the Canadians as well as some of the opposition from the Obama administration because Canada is already exporting its tar sands oil through the transmountain pipeline south leg, out of VanCouver BC and if Obama gets his sub bituminous coal port built in Whatcom County, they could also ship the tar sands oil through that port since the pipeline already crosses the border and goes right past the proposed dock. You see, it was never about exporting the oil or routing the pipeline, it was about selling the oil to China instead of Europe.
I should add that there is some question as to whether oil and sub-bituminous coal can be shipped from the same dock, as coal bulkers are not even re-fueled at the coal dock - too dangerous, but China has already applied to double the amount of oil that is carried by the southern leg of the transmountain pipeline.