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White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)
National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; environment; globalwarminghoax; jeffgoodell; keystonexl; mattlehrich; obama; opec; rollingstone; twitter; whitehouse

1 posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he already decided. To punt...


2 posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:31 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind
(Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

Valerie Jarrett and Soros do. Maybe Moochelle too.

3 posted on 04/24/2014 12:39:23 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Blame f’ing congress too. They could push this through, but they’re all a bunch of self-serving sycophants.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 12:42:42 PM PDT by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.')
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To: SeekAndFind

Something stinks.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 12:43:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Why so much mistrust in Obama’s words?


6 posted on 04/24/2014 12:44:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama - A real Knownothing.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 12:45:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind.
"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.
8 posted on 04/24/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is so much bovine fecal material I will say nuttin’ honey. Freegards
LEX


9 posted on 04/24/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 12:51:42 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sacajaweau

BO?


11 posted on 04/24/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: SeekAndFind
He's not *going* to decide.That's the plan.He'll delay and delay until those behind the pipeline say “bleep this,let's send the oil to China via Vancouver”.
12 posted on 04/24/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/27/george-soros-pushes-obama-to-release-strategic-oil-reserves-to-ruin-russia/


13 posted on 04/24/2014 12:58:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean moochelle and valerie haven’t told him yet?


14 posted on 04/24/2014 1:01:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gerald Seib in the WSJ explained the delay as smart politics for Obama.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 1:17:05 PM PDT by Eva
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does he get to decide? Shouldn’t the states involved or the Congress have the say?


16 posted on 04/24/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words: “we’re totally going to reject it and are disappointed with Rolling Stone for letting that slip in an election year.”


17 posted on 04/24/2014 1:29:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: jch10

I know how he will decide....NO. Because V J said so.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 1:41:27 PM PDT by CheathamCountyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

Trial balloon


20 posted on 04/24/2014 1:53:21 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: SeekAndFind

“Who knows what evil lurks in the pipelines of men...
the POTUS do!


21 posted on 04/24/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pietro

One theory I have heard which makes sense is so he will not offend either side, and lose their money, Obama will delay the decision until after the midterms. Then he will approve it in order to remove it as an issue for the 2016 Dem Presidential candidate.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 1:58:29 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: SeekAndFind

His big fat Commie red line is known to all. MomJeans sucks.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cuban leaf
No decision is a decision.

Current status? Disapproved.

24 posted on 04/24/2014 2:39:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Big Choomer has lost Rolling Stone and Jann Wenner he is heading for the cellar fast.

Who will bail out on him next?

Chris Mathews?
Al Sharpton?
Mika Brzezinski?
The Morning Schmoe?
Al Qaeda?


25 posted on 04/24/2014 3:02:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is anyone ever going to stand up and refuse to obey this a-hole’s orders?


26 posted on 04/24/2014 3:28:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Paladin2

Precisely.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 4:29:28 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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