Skip to comments.White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)
Posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
"Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening.
In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made."
Later, the story quotes an "Obama insider" as saying "if the president is really serious about his legacy on climate change, he can't have that and approve Keystone."
"The only question now is the timing of the announcement," the insider is quoted as saying.
But Lehrich continued the pushback in a second tweet, arguing that the outcome of the ongoing review hasn't been decided.
"National interest determination being evaluated at State Department in keeping with longstanding tradition. Will be made on merits," he said, repeating the standard White House line and practice of referring questions to State.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...
I thought he already decided. To punt...
Valerie Jarrett and Soros do. Maybe Moochelle too.
Why so much mistrust in Obama’s words?
Obama - A real Knownothing.
"Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening.IOW, Zero has decided, and Lehlich is in the first category.
This is so much bovine fecal material I will say nuttin’ honey. Freegards
Obama will do whatever Tom Steyer and George Soros tell him to do, based on what will make them the most money. Right now what makes them the most money is delaying his decision.
You mean moochelle and valerie haven’t told him yet?
Gerald Seib in the WSJ explained the delay as smart politics for Obama.
Why does he get to decide? Shouldn’t the states involved or the Congress have the say?
In other words: “we’re totally going to reject it and are disappointed with Rolling Stone for letting that slip in an election year.”
I know how he will decide....NO. Because V J said so.
Has anyone heard about a connection between the Berkshire Hathaway-owned Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the Keystone Pipeline NOT being approved because Warren Buffet stands to lose $2B/a year if Keystone is approved? I saw this on Facebook so it may not be true but it sounds plausible.
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