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Keystone XLs Continued Delay is Absurd (WaPo: Obama embarrassing U.S.)
The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Editorial Board

Posted on 04/23/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by kristinn

IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections. This time, the excuse is litigation in Nebraska over the proposed route, because that might lead to a change in the project that various federal agencies will want to consider. The State Department might even decide to substantially restart the environmental review process . This is yet another laughable reason to delay a project that the federal government has been scrutinizing for more than five years.

SNIP

As for the pipeline’s routing, planners and regulators have already considered all sorts of options through Nebraska, and they already shifted the route once. Neither route posed environmental concerns of a sort that would justify concluding that Keystone XL is outside the national interest. It is bizarre to imagine that a new route from an even more careful process in Nebraska would significantly increase environmental concerns.

The administration’s latest decision is not responsible; it is embarrassing. The United States continues to insult its Canadian allies by holding up what should have been a routine permitting decision amid a funhouse-mirror environmental debate that got way out of hand. The president should end this national psychodrama now, bow to reason, approve the pipeline and go do something more productive for the climate.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: keystonexl; obama; obamalies

1 posted on 04/23/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Let’s build it ourselves! We need engineers — Truck drivers and 20,000 people and families. This president violates the law so I will too.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 6:03:41 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: kristinn

Mission accomplished for the undocumented Indonesian;
as the hated, EXEMPT continue to do NOTHING
except keep the borders open, and allow criminals
to break all Laws ever written.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 6:04:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kristinn

It fits right in with Obama’s hatred of US energy independence.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 6:04:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn
If being an arrogant douchebag was a competitive sport Obama would be a champion. He does nothing but damage to us and our country. It's a real shame that we have weaklings like Boener as the opposition.
5 posted on 04/23/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: kristinn
Even the editorial board of the WP had had it up to here with the continued pipeline shenanigans of President Obunga?

Do tell.

6 posted on 04/23/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: kristinn
(WaPo: Obama embarrassing U.S.)

Going on 5+ years now.

7 posted on 04/23/2014 6:12:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kristinn
Keystone XL’s continued delay is absurd

By Editorial Board, Wednesday, April 23, 6:04 PM

IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

At least, they started well.

And, then, we come to this:

That does not mean we like burning dirty oil sands crude. But symbolic gestures will have no impact on climate change. Governments should steadily reduce global carbon dioxide emissions with smart, economy-wide policies such as carbon taxes, which meaningfully and permanently cut demand for carbon-heavy fuels.

A correct conclusion...by a committee of committed propagandists.

8 posted on 04/23/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by okie01
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To: kristinn

What’s the big surprise - he got away with voting “Present” and still gets to ride on AF1.

Personally I don’t even think this decision should be up to him - we can do this without his interference. Why do we have to ask this jerk???


9 posted on 04/23/2014 6:18:53 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kristinn

Wow!

Perhaps the WaPo editorial board will start taking an interest in IRS targeting, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the other FAILURES of their boyfriend.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 6:21:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SADMILLIE

if obama’s control over the pipeline is because it would cross State lines, then just build it to each state line and then truck it across


11 posted on 04/23/2014 6:25:02 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: kristinn
The environmentalist wackos have now stirred up the Native Americans in the Dakotas to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. I see the Indians are now building tepees on the Mall in Washington...I am curious who is funding this protest as the reservations in the Dakotas are the poorest counties in the nation.
12 posted on 04/23/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: dontreadthis

Yes but the Supremes ruled this week that if we vote on a referendum— THAT IS THE LAW OVER ALL FEDERAL INTERVENTION. DEMAND state referenda on queers, abortion and pipelines now!! Affirmative racism is dead.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 6:30:07 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: JPG

The unions, I’d bet.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kristinn
WaPo JUST found this out? The rest of the world knew!

vaudine

15 posted on 04/23/2014 7:01:08 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: kristinn

His Arrogance is just following orders.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 7:48:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: kristinn

“Obama Embarrassing U.S.”

Maybe so, but his Progressive supporters don’t feel any sense of embarrassment when they back him all the way.

Amazing.

IMHO


17 posted on 04/24/2014 4:55:47 AM PDT by ripley
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To: kristinn

A list of countries, corporations and individuals who profit from the Keystone delay illustrates how much a criminally corrupt president and his Chicago cabal can extort by killing the pipeline. What would OPEC pay for such a favor?


18 posted on 04/24/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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