Skip to comments.Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline
Posted on 01/18/2014 7:40:42 PM PST by thackney
Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
At a joint appearance with Canadas foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas.
My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins, Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest. The State Department has jurisdiction over the pipeline because it crosses an international border.
Kerry, who has rarely spoken about the pipeline since taking office a year ago, said a lot of questions were raised about the project in a lengthy public comment period the State Department conducted. Those comments have necessitated appropriate answers, he said.
I can promise our friends in Canada that all the appropriate effort is being put into trying to get this done effectively and rapidly, Kerry added.
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If Kerry ever had a brain it’s doubtful that even a Colonoscopy would help.
They want to think about it until the Canadians get totally disgusted with us and decide to sell all their oil to Asia.
So now the oil will go to china. Well, they have the dineros to pay for it and they have the factories and growing economy to use it. Two things , thanks in major part to our current regime’s policies, we lack. So it’s totally consistent. Sell USA down the river. Alas. Pray for America.
Since when is that traitorous IDIOT in charge?
February 1, 2013
Since obama put him in charge of the State Dept.
Canada has already approved construction of a pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific.
“I will get right on it, as soon as I finish peace in the Middle East”, said Lurch. (sarc)
The National Energy Board approved the project, subject to 209 conditions, and said that Canada would be better off with the pipeline than without it, according to a report released today in Calgary. Enbridge must now seek approval from the federal government, which has 180 days to review the project.
Kerry is a complete toadie for this administration that rolls over for the radical greenies, which is considered to be a core group of voters for democrats.
The pipeline impact has been studied for five years. EVERY analysis has reported that there would be no adverse environmental effects. ....The pipeline would provide for thousands of jobs and aid US weaning from Mid-East oil.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Kerry, Obama, DNC Leadership all know that they have Canada by the b.. er, Maple Leaves, over Keystone
Kerry, Obama, et al are quite familiar with NAFTA, they support it (Kerry even voted for it)...NAFTA forces Canada to ship 2/3 of its oil and gas to the US. Even if Canada goes elsewhere with a pipeline...they still have to sell to the US
Also, a pipeline from the tar sands in Alberta to Pacific ports means they have to cross Rockies....that would cost more to do than a pipeline through the flat Prairie Provinces and US Great Plains to US ports. A pipeline thru the Rockies means they have to set up stations along the way to pump oil and gas over mountains and passes.
Canada is really getting skrewed here. If I was Canada I would abrogate (leave) NAFTA....or threaten to do so. That would get Keystone built
And just how long has Canada been waiting for a decision??
My mistake. I had thought the NEB approval allowed Enbridge to commence construction.
It is time to bring these CRIMINALS to trial!
.NAFTA forces Canada to ship 2/3 of its oil and gas to the US.
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Article 605 of NAFTA has been interpreted by some to mean that Canada is required to sell a certain percentage of its energy output to the United States, even in the face of a severe domestic shortage. Moreover, they argue that NAFTA prevents this percentage from falling over time.
Neither of these statements is true. Canadian producers are free to sell as much oil as they wish to whomever they wish, including, for example, overseas customers. As a result, the share of total output exported to the United States can rise or fall according to the normal forces of supply and demand.
The only condition that NAFTA imposes on Canadian energy products is that all buyers in North America must have equal rights to buy those products.
Are the railroad investors donating big money to stop it?
They are either freaking nuts or enemies of the state.
No one can be this stupid- so they are either deceived, bought or ideologically opposed.
Kerry as SOS is a full-circle jerk.
We could have climbed out of this recession 4 years ago if Americans had been leading the country instead of infidels.
It has been OVER FIVE YEARS since backers of the Keystone XL pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department on September 19, 2008, to build this energy infrastructure project and bring jobs and greater energy security to America. Congress has demanded action — how much longer will President Obama make us wait?
Kerry from his service days in Viet Nam was never a true patriot.
Anyone who has to think twice as to whether an oil pipeline from a neighboring ally is in the “national interest” is an enemy or an imbecile.
Kerry is obviously both.
I’m sooooooooooooo angry.....
$6.5 billion (Canadian)
$5.9 billion (US)
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$5.3 billion US
10% price difference, hardly a deal breaker when you don't have to depend on Obama's administration.
No hurry to make a decision because the decision is already made.
He denounced his country- now he purports to act in our interest.
This is like a bad dream.
Fools running the asylum. The end must be drawing nigh.
Kerry should have had a bullet in the back of his head in Vietnam!
Following the rivers helps a good bit. As well as that far north the Canadian Rockies are no where near as much trouble as most Americans associate with the Rockies.
John Kerry... isn’t it time for him to go hunting again??? or was it sailing?? or skiing???
what a useless horse faced idiot
I cannot understand for the life of me why our government allows one stupid man decide our country’s best interests on something as important as our oil future and impact on our economy. He is not an elected official! On second thought, why do we allow stupid presidents write executive orders on policy?
what a putz. this kind of thing should be called what it is,, sabotage.. perpetrated by the enemies within.
Back in the days of the Iranian hostage crisis, Ted Kopple would go on tv and announce at the beginning of nightline , “day 148 of the hostage crisis”. We need someone to do that for the Keystone hostage crisis.
That's not how it works. The deal is that in the event of shortages, domestic consumption must be reduced by the same amount that exports are curtailed. We can sell our oil to anyone if the Americans won't take it, and there are two proposals to expand our market:
1. A pipeline and terminal on the west coast for exports to Asia.
2. The Energy East project to reverse the flow of an existing pipeline to Montreal and extend it to New Brunswick, displacing the Venezuelan crude that is sent to the Maritimes.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
A nation that doesn’t hang its traitors ends up being ruled by them.
If the pipeline goes to the Canadian coast, we are still free to bid against asian countries for the oil, which could be shipped to California refineries by tanker.
Of course, if the pipeline goes to Oklahoma and Texas it is more difficult for other countries to outbid us for the oil...
Neither Kerry, nor Obama, has the best interest of the US at heart.
The only reasonable question is cui bono? Which Democratic donor(s) make money without a pipeline?
Buffett’s heavily invested in railroads; he doesn’t want any pipelines involved. And you know he had 0traitor’s ear.
this has everything to do about keeping refinery jobs out of texas
It'll take many many years for any pipeline to be built to their west coast, folks in BC gearing up for the fight right now !
Obama is obviously delaying this to please his friends. Whats more, he really doesnt care if everyone knows it.
That would make mac daddy delighted.
This won't change a single refinery or related jobs in Texas. Those refineries run regardless. The only question is do the run using more oil from Canada or more oil from overseas including OPEC?
Everything is being delayed until after the elections this fall. If the Dems can cheat their way to victory, and Republicans sit and suck their thumbs, Obama will be free to openly assume his role as First Dictator of the USA.
No rush to decide on Keystone... but the US “can’t wait” and Obama will use “his pen” (EO’s) to bypass Congress.
Kerry is a total liar.
There have been multiple Environmental Reports——dragging on for months & costing millions of $$$..
When one is complete, there is a demand for another touching such topics as “why is bark rough or smooth”? Why is the sky blue?
The Liberals are beyond salvaging.