Skip to comments.Hoeven: Obama will approve Keystone
Posted on 01/12/2014 12:16:11 PM PST by jazusamo
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said he thinks President Obama will approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
In the wake of multiple crude-by-rail train accidents in North Dakota -- leaving railcars ablaze and nearby residents at risk --Hoeven said on "Platts Energy Week" that the U.S. needs more pipelines.
The U.S. needs pipelines "not only to improve conditions in terms of rail, but trucks," Hoeven said on Sunday. "With the Keystone pipeline, we'd take 500 trucks a day off our roads in western North Dakota."
"So clearly pipelines are a part of the solution. But also we have to do everything we can in terms of safety when we talk about running crude by train or by truck," he added.
With U.S. crude oil production reaching near 20-year highs, the country's energy infrastructure -- specifically transportation -- has become a looming concern.
And with mounting pressure to find a solution for transporting increasing amounts of crude oil across the U.S., Hoeven thinks Obama doesn't have much a choice when it comes to the TransCanada proposed Keystone XL -- which would carry crude from oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to Gulf refineries.
When asked if the administration would approve it, Hoeven said he "thinks they will."
"I think they will because we keep pushing and I think if they turn it down I will be able to get enough of my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle to say 'no.' This is a necessary infrastructure, we've got to have it," Hoeven said.
Well...someone has to deliver money to the Muzzies of the Middle East...and it’s us!!
Hoeven has really been a conservative warrior in D.C. /sarc
He “think(s) they will” is even a stretch of logic. All the cronies have to be on board before Obama will even consider the pipeline.
perhaps if the proposed pipeline’s name were changed from Keystone to something more mooselim Sensitive like The Allihu Ackbar...or Mohammad Pipeline?
.....not until his approval rating gets below 35% or so.
Will anyone in the media ask these questions of their dear Reader?
He has a pro rail agenda because Buffet is his buddy.
If he starts reopening closed main lines, I might think (for a second) that he’s pro-rail . . . but then I’ll take a second look and say he’s really pro-crony (and pro-whomever’s getting the crude at the other end).
Never mind the 500 truckers, I guess. Poof, they’re gone!
And maybe coal will get loosened up.
I predict Cuomo will approve fracking for NYS....They are drooling for that tax money to "feed the unions".
Call it the Nelson Mandela pipeline and Congress would vote 535 to 0 to pass it.
Powerful union...Chicago style...but it’s getting too expensive to ship via truck...better by rail.
0bama will approve Keystone right after a squadron of pigs fly over DC in a bacon formation.
If he does approve it, then Warren Buffet’s going to be very, very upset... which might be fun to watch.
ah yes. de nelson mandela pipeline shows promise..
the idi amin dada pipeline?
Mao Tse Tung?
His puppet master Soros will never let his puppet Obama approve Keystone pipeline.....it cost him too much money from his RR business....
I guess the only plus is the eco-terrorist will keep wrecking his trains...
0bama may be using Buffet as a way to not make the decision on the pipeline. If he approves it the enviros are ticked but with transporting by rail and trucks it keeps the enviros and unions somewhat satisfied.