Skip to comments.Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'
Posted on 04/23/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by ColdOne
In a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the recent new Keystone pipeline bill passed by Congress earlier this week, as theWashington Examiner reports:
"It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty" to approve the pipeline, White Hosue [sic] Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established.
"The United States Congress -- a very important body, takes American security and sovereignty very seriously, or should -- is saying that we will, in advance -- blind -- approve a proposal for a pipeline, a proposal for which does not exist," he also said.
The Keystone XL pipeline has undergone 3 years of review, but the State Department refused to grant a permit after pressure from environmentalists demanding the route through Nebraska be changed.
The bill passed through Congress earlier this week with a veto proof majority that included 69 Democrats voting for the newest measure. The latest route running through Nebraska has already been approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor in that state.
Beyond the fact that President Obama is at odds with many House members in his own party, Carneys charge is ludicrous. The northern portion has not been established because the State Department is requiring a completely new review process for the proposed new route. Additionally, aligning with an ally like Canada would not sacrifice American sovereignty as Carney claims.
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Hide the women and children! The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming! We’re all doomed! We’ll be forced to learn the proper way to use the Canadian word “eh”.
I think many of us should re-think this from a democrats perspective. If we split the country with a piece of pipe, how will we get across it? We'll suddenly become a nation divided.
Lucky, there are two pancakes on that rabit’s head.
ahhh.....an Eeeeeevil Dastardly Canadian Plot!!!
These clowns are absolutely twisting themselves into pretzels on this thing.
I dunno, being taken over by the Canuks wouldn’t be all that bad. For one they make some pretty decent beer up there and for another I could go fishing in Ontario without having to buy a stinking non-resident license.
How do you spell “what a crock?”
What a flippin’ idiot or liar or both.
Did he say this on Saturday Night Live? If not this guy has the IQ of a flea....(I think I insulted a flea)
That’s not even wrong.
Curses, we have been discovered. Back to Plan B.
you do realize that if Canada took over most of this forum would be considered ‘hate speech’. illegal in Canada to speak ill of gays, muslims, leftists or politicians from PQ.
When he said this, did he wave his hands like he was trying to do a Jedi Mind Trick?
>>I didnt realize at the time I was being trained to be a Presidential Spokesperson.<<
LOL — picked that up on second read :)
Buying oil from Canada endangers our sovereignty. Buying it from OPEC is good for our sovereignty.
I mean seriously. We have hundreds of Mexicans casually strolling across the Rio Grande.
How did the supposedly coolest and most hip President turn into some weird old fogey “uncle” who has a crazy explanation for everything?
He and his minions are just plain crazy!
...and Carney just does what he’s told...but only when they let him out of his windowless room behind the briefing room stage...he always looks nervous to me, like an abused dog...
ok so fix that part of the deal to ensure US sovereignty issues.
Obama to the russians...tell Vladimir I need more flexibility.
Obama to the Canadians....your pipeline will doom us all!
Yup. The United Soviet States of Bizarro.