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Gore backs Obama on Keystone rejection
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/24/2012 8:43:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Gore backs Obama on Keystone rejection By Ben Geman - 01/24/12 10:49 AM ET

Al Gore says President Obama made the right call when he denied a permit for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The former vice president, on his blog Monday evening, lauded environmentalists who battled TransCanada Corp.’s project to bring oil sands crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries.

“This is an important win not only for the thousands of activists who risked arrest — and for the hundreds who went to jail — but for all of us who want to try and roll back the effects of the climate crisis, not magnify them,” Gore said.

Environmentalists opposed the project due to greenhouse gas emissions and other ecological damage from Alberta’s oil sands projects, fear of spills along the pipeline route and other factors.

Obama, however, said on Jan. 18 that he was not rejecting the project on the merits but rather because Republicans placed what he called an arbitrary decision timeline in December’s payroll tax cut extension measure.

The State Department, which headed the federal review of Keystone XL, has invited TransCanada to reapply, and the company intends to do so. Gore, in his post, says opponents need to be ready.

He writes:

Many have noted the continuing risk that advocates of the pipeline will come back with a modified proposal backed by lobbying and campaign contributions — and that following the election this fall this issue may yet resurface in the first part of 2013. As a result opponents of the Keystone pipeline must remain engaged and prepared to beat this proposal again when and if it resurfaces.

Republicans and business groups have hammered Obama over the rejection, calling it a missed chance to boost U.S. energy security and create jobs.

But Gore claims it’s a “myth” that the project would help the country, and highlighted last week’s State Department report to Congress about the project as evidence.

State, citing its own earlier environmental impact statement, told Congress: “The analysis from the final EIS ... indicates that denying the permit at this time is unlikely to have a substantial impact on U.S. employment, economic activity, trade, energy security or foreign policy over the longer term.”


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1 posted on 01/24/2012 8:43:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
That's a load off my mind. I was really sweating Al's position on this.
2 posted on 01/24/2012 8:47:48 AM PST by JIM O
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To: Sub-Driver

Yawn. Gore supports a Democrat and is anti-petroleum.

Can’t be news.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 8:48:17 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 01/24/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore is just one of those has-beens desperate to become relevant again. He’ll do anything to get a toe back under the spotlight. I’ll just add him to the list with...

Cindy Sheehan
Madonna
Michael Moore
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
Al Sharpton
Jesse Jackson

Some people just never figure out the 15 minute thing.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 8:49:38 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Sub-Driver

He must have stock in BNSF as well.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 8:50:18 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, of COURSE he does... Gore is another looney enviroweenie :p


7 posted on 01/24/2012 8:50:26 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Sub-Driver
Gore claims it’s a “myth” that the project would help the country ...

Rejecting the project does help some countries -- Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc.

8 posted on 01/24/2012 8:50:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And to think this guy was 1000 votes in Florida or 17 in the Senate away from the Presidency... yikes!
9 posted on 01/24/2012 8:51:11 AM PST by jpf (phillies)
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To: Sub-Driver

My theory is that every time Bore speaks out for OB, OB loses 50,000 votes. Keep it comin!


10 posted on 01/24/2012 8:53:21 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Sub-Driver
Gore backs Obama on Keystone rejection

Just in case we required further verification that this was the wrong decision...

11 posted on 01/24/2012 8:53:55 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Sub-Driver

...necessarily...


12 posted on 01/24/2012 8:57:37 AM PST by petro45acp (NO good endeavour survives an excess of "adult supervision" (hence the American experiment))
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To: Sub-Driver
“This is an important win ... for all of us who want to try and roll back the effects of the climate crisis, not magnify them,” Gore said. Environmentalists opposed the project due to greenhouse gas emissions and other ecological damage from Alberta’s oil sands projects, fear of spills along the pipeline route and other factors.

Obama and Gore may both be Nobel Prize winners, but they are morons (sad how often those two traits go together). This oil will be pulled out of the ground, and it will be burned. The question, even if you accept global warming, is whether we want it used in the United States or in China. This oil will still be transported. The real question is whether we will transport it by pipeline, which has the lowest ecological impact of any transportation system, or by supertanker. With Obama's politicized decision, Canada will send that oil across the Pacific to China, while the Middle East will send other oil across the oceans to us. In other words, everyone loses - the classic liberal "solution" to any problem.

13 posted on 01/24/2012 8:59:14 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Gore got money from Buffett as well. The Buff-man makes money keeping the pipeline out.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 8:59:26 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore?... who the hell is Gore?


15 posted on 01/24/2012 8:59:55 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gosh. You would think that Algore would want the pipeline to provide more fuel for his massive houseboat.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver


17 posted on 01/24/2012 9:02:10 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the matter, Al?

Can’t find any massage therapists to ‘take care of this’ so you have to stick your morbidly obese self into something that no one really cares to hear your opinion about?

Fat, disgusting, contemptuous, vomitous POS.

Go fly on your Gulfstream and tell us again how we peons need to conserve energy, why dontcha.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 9:03:01 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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19 posted on 01/24/2012 9:07:40 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
I was wondering what the "crazed sex poodle" was thinking


20 posted on 01/24/2012 9:12:33 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Tigerized

Don’t forget Cynthia McKinney!


21 posted on 01/24/2012 9:15:53 AM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 01/24/2012 9:16:51 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Birds of a feather....


23 posted on 01/24/2012 9:19:41 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Sub-Driver

Never did see Al’s Master’s Degree in Earth Science or anything else to qualify him as Global Warming Czar. No published research reports - nothing.

Go back to your beer, Al.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 9:19:55 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Real women don't kill their children. Womyn do)
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To: Sub-Driver

500 people have been laid off/let go at Welspun here in Little Rock, and that is just a fraction of the jobs already lost directly due to Obama’s insanity.

This will be a huge campaign issue (and if it is not, shame on whoever the Republican nominee is). I just pray that whichever idiot the Repubs anoint to be the candidate actually campaign to win, unlike Juan McLame in 2008.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 9:20:35 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Sub-Driver

That ices it.......

Anything Al Gore is for I’ll be adamently against.....no other information needed.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 9:21:19 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Closest thing to “published research” is Gore’s now proven fraud film on the subject... you know, the one that millions of school children were subjected to as the “gospel truth”...


27 posted on 01/24/2012 9:22:16 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Sub-Driver

How are those Carbon Futures doing for you Al?

Pray for America


28 posted on 01/24/2012 9:23:18 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jim Cramer of MSNBC supported the President on this.....idiot.


29 posted on 01/24/2012 9:40:28 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Sub-Driver

Jim Cramer of MSNBC supported the President on this.....idiot.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 9:40:28 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama, however, said on Jan. 18 that he was not rejecting the project on the merits but rather because Republicans placed what he called an arbitrary decision time line.

"The Republicans made me do it."

Yeah, the dog made me eat my homework and the Republicans ate that birthday cake...

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31 posted on 01/24/2012 9:41:20 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gore backs Obama

cough

32 posted on 01/24/2012 10:01:17 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Exactly. Building, monitoring and maintaining the pipeline alone wouldn’t provide jobs? Refining the oil wouldn’t provide jobs? This man is a fracking idiot that spouts off liberal nonsensical talking points.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 10:07:32 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: Sub-Driver

Who?


34 posted on 01/24/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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