Skip to comments.A disgraceful Keystone decision delay
Posted on 04/19/2014 6:21:02 AM PDT by rktman
The Obama administration signaled its shame* over a nakedly political decision to indefinitely delay the Keystone Pipeline by burying the news on Good Friday afternoon. The decision was bought and paid for by wealthy green ideologues and green energy rent-seekers, anxious to cash in on subsidies for solar panels, windmills, and other expensive projects that are guaranteed a positive return by taxpayer money.
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No one should be surprised with these lunatics in this Clown Car administration run by Clown Prince nobama.
We should “Alinsky” these enemies of the people. We need to start going after environmental groups the same way the left went after Sarah Palin. Lawsuit after lawsuit and make them spend money while barring taxpayer funds from getting to them.
Reagan successfully did this to the Soviets. The way to destroy the left is to bankrupt them.
Harry needs the money for solar panels in Clark County, Nev.
Somewhere near Mesquite maybe? :>}
*wealthy green ideologues and green energy rent-seekers, anxious to cash in on subsidies for solar panels, windmills, and other expensive projects that are guaranteed a positive return by taxpayer money.*
Every sane person I’m this country ought to be clambering for Keystone approval. But you just can’t make this stuff up it defies logical imaginations.
In Chicago now the murder rates are being fudged by declassification of crimes. Result looking good just like the health care roll out, cooking the books. Keep in mind the Mayor’s grazing range.
Then on a lighter note the Land Rover concept vehicle (Discovery) has a transparent bonnet ( hood). Said to offer driver s better view of terrain normally blocked by the front. Like a cliff? Transparency to see demise.
I used to think that O was just incompetent. I now realize that he is out to deliberately destroy this country.
Welcome to the party
The author misses a big player on this list.
The Keystone XL project isn't being blocked by the Obama administration for environmental reasons. It's being blocked as part of an effort to effectively nationalize the U.S. oil resources by making it more difficult to export oil. This is why there's actually a huge glut of oil in North America, and why the last few years have seen a consistent lag in the price of West Texas Intermediate on the global oil markets compared to Brent Crude.
The "big player" I was referring to is the U.S. railroad industry, which has done a booming business moving oil in the absence of sufficient pipeline capacity. It's worth noting that Warren Buffett, a big Obama supported, is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway -- which owns the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, one of the largest railroads in the United States.
The decision has already been made. They aren’t going to allow it to be built. This tactic to announce another delay in making the decision is purposeful. It keeps the environmental lobby fired up and spending money on the coming election. It effective freezes billions of dollars waiting to be invested in creating jobs and expanding economic activity. It also keeps the investors funneling millions of dollars to lobbyists and campaign funds of politicians. In addition it hurts relations with Canada.
An administration desiring a vibrant economy would make these decisions quickly knowing that uncertainty is a drag on the economy. After six years of studying the issue the only reason you would continue to delay is if you wanted to hurt the economy or the business interests promoting the investment.
No doubt. Lucky for us we’ve “turned the corner and the recovery is well under way” huh?
The decision is a slam dunk, easy one to make. It will be overturned after President Trainwreck is gone.
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