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Obama Kills Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama announced Friday that he has rejected Canadian energy giant TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, saying that the pipeline was not in the U.S. national interest.

“The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the interests of the United States. I agree with that decision,” Obama said at a White House press conference.

The announcement caps a 7-year saga that has become one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama’s presidency. It comes just days after the State Department refused to agree to TransCanada’s request to suspend the review process on the controversial project, which has seen enormous opposition from environmental groups.

Killing the pipeline allows Obama to claim aggressive action on the environment. That could strengthen his hand as world leaders prepare to finalize a major global climate pact next month in Paris that Obama hopes will be a crowning jewel for his legacy.

Alberta-based TransCanada first applied for Keystone permits in September 2008—shortly before Obama was elected. As envisioned, Keystone would snake from Canada’s tar sands through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, then connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to specialized refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Greenies, Bernie Sanders, and other anti-Americans had their knickers in a twist because the oil was so dirty. But golly, isn’t that what specialized refineries are all about? Tar sand sludge in, fuel, lubricants, and petrochemicals out.

Don’t worry about Canada though. The Red Chinese will only be too happy to buy up every drop if the Canucks can turn the pipeline to the right and run it to the Pacific coast.

Obama. BOHICA.  His environmental policy is just as daft as his foreign and economic policies. GYMFOOYA.

Republicans called the decision disappointing.

“President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline is a huge mistake, and is the latest reminder that this administration continues to prioritize the demands of radical environmentalists over America’s energy security,” said. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/06/2015 at 06:22 PM   
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