If you stand back and analyze this....the Chinese have to be manipulating this entire discussion. They’ve found the right naive environmentalists to push an agenda on one single pipeline....where there are a couple thousand piplelines criss-crossing America already. They’ve found the right naive Democrats to buy into this discussion. Then they found some hocus-pocus scientists to talk up one single point.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are quietly working up the deal with the Canadians to just forget about the US deal ever working....accepting a lesser money deal, and bring the oil out to the western coast of Canada. Because of the appearance of Obama not agreeing...the Canadians will eventually agree to a lesser deal.
They’ve read all the internal emails from both the company, and the Obama administration, and the Chinese will win this episode easily.
Wait, yer sayin the chicoms are buyin libs a dime a dozen...?