So is this now the Pipeline to Nowhere? Approving half is, I think, good news (?), only because he will have to approve the other half eventually. This half-gas solution will get the libs and ecos mad and will sting Obama in the fall. He sure makes strange decisions (scratching my head).
You are correct, it is a curious half-measure. He has never been hesitant to throw his friends under the bus in the name of political expediency. And what are the envirowhacks gonna do, vote Republican? Completely reversing himself and building this thing would be the winner for him politically.