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  • ‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/19/2014 7:47:18 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2014 | No Attribution
    he Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.
  • ‘Ridiculous’: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 73 replies
    The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. "It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.H., said in a statement.
  • Eleven Democrats Push Obama to Approve Keystone

    04/16/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | AMY HARDER
    Nearly a dozen Senate Democrats, including five up for re-election this year, are pressing President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and they say they want a decision by the end of next month. Most Republicans support the pipeline, but the 11 Democrats who wrote a letter to Mr. Obama urging him to approve the project deliberately made it a one party-effort. While a set of bipartisan signatures can be a powerful thing in the art of Washington letter-writing, these lawmakers clearly want to accentuate the pressure Mr. Obama faces from his own party on this issue. “It’s...
  • Pew Poll: Majority of Americans support Keystone XL, including Democrats

    03/19/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yet another poll on the general public’s feelings on the Keystone XL pipeline, this one from Pew, is out today confirming pretty much everything we already knew about the beleaguered project: That the majority of Americans are cool with it, while the majority of the opposition is coming from out-of-touch wealthy liberals. Shocker. As the Obama administration deliberates over whether to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, the proposed pipeline continues to draw broad support from the public. Currently, 61% favor building the pipeline while 27% are opposed. These views have changed little over the past year.As previous...
  • Five Things Obama Could Do to be the Greatest President Ever, but Won’t

    03/11/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 11, 2014 | John Ransom
    The saddest thing about a guy like Obama, as opposed to say, Bill Clinton, is that if you went forward in time and showed him all his mistakes, showed him an alternate vision-- one that's successful for the country-- he is such an ideologue that he would reject the advice out of hand. But still that doesn’t mean that I won’t share the five things Obama could do to turn the country and the economy around. Some of these are things anyone could do. OK, anyone but Obama: 1) Negotiate with Republicans on Obamacare—This signature piece of legislation is...
  • TransCanada Tries To Seize U.S. Land For Keystone Pipeline (Eminent Domain)

    03/10/2014 6:35:34 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02-24-2014 | James Conca
    On Wednesday, a Nebraska judge struck down a state law that would have allowed TransCanada to use the power of eminent domain to seize private land to help construct a short 300-mile segment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline between Cushing and Steele City, Nebraska. The law in question, LB 1161, allows Nebraska Governor David Heineman and TransCanada to avoid regulators in siting a crucial portion of the pipeline. Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy sided with three landowners who challenged the law, finding that regulatory power over industrial companies such as TransCanada must remain with agencies such as the...
  • I'd vote 'yes' on Keystone pipeline: Warren Buffett

    03/06/2014 1:26:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/04/2014 | By: Matthew J. Belvedere
    The Keystone oil pipeline is good idea for the United States, Warren Buffett said Monday, even though it would take away some business from his Berkshire Hathaway rail subsidiary BNSF. The long-delayed leg from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska should be approved, the billionaire investor told CNBC. "I would vote 'yes,'" Buffett said in a "Squawk Box" interview, but added he has "no idea" if President Barack Obama will approve it. "I don't believe in the Keystone pipeline because of the jobs you'd make building it. You can build anything and create jobs," he said. "I just believe it's a useful...
  • Keystone: Decide Already -- Obama has “studied” the pipeline for five years.

    03/06/2014 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Give Obama this: When he wants something, no one moves more quickly and decisively. From unilaterally rewriting Obamacare at least 18 times to bypassing Congress and implementing the DREAM Act’s immigration policies by fiat, Obama rules by decree. His executive orders recall the late Yul Brynner’s portrayal of Pharaoh Ramses II in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956). As the maximum leader of Egypt said: “So let it be written. So let it be done.” Now that’s leadership. “America does not stand still,” Obama likewise declared in his January 28 State of the Union address. “And neither will...
  • TransCanada CEO responds to Keystone concerns: It's "rhetoric and nonsense"

    03/05/2014 8:17:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies
    "All of that is rhetoric and nonsense," says Girling, about the criticism. "As things sit right now we do have an approved route in Nebraska. ... seen as environmentally sound through five environmental reviews by the federal government and through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.... We'll eventually get through that process. It's just a matter of determining what is the legal process for us to have it reviewed."
  • As China Looks on, Putin Poses Risky Dilemma for the West

    03/04/2014 1:41:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 4, 2014 | Reuters
    "......Fiona Hill, a former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council, credited Putin with strengthening Russia economically since gaining power in 2000. Though Russia still has economic challenges, Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies gives Russia a trump card that did not exist during the post-Soviet chaos of the 1990s, she said. "In the years since Putin has come to power," she said, "he has removed our leverage." Putin has also increased the capabilities of the Russian military; crushed or co-opted dissent; and gained iron control of Russia's media. Throughout the crisis in Ukraine, Russian...
  • Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer

    02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health. The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review. "The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists. She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease. "I do...
  • Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House

    02/24/2014 11:43:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 2:26 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal lashed out first, saying if Obama were serious about growing the economy he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and take other executive actions. […] Jindal’s statements were the kind that Republicans often make on television appearances or at partisan events. But his colleagues had been instead expressing wide agreement and appreciation for the president’s time. Some of the governors began shaking their heads, and...
  • What's a Million Jobs More or Less When There's So Many Jobs Being Created?

    02/24/2014 5:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    Remember: We actually pay people to report on stuff like this. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), while not exactly non-partisan, doesn’t always see eye to eye with either party in D.C. Yes, sometimes the effects of proposed Democrat economic policies are so obvious that even the CBO is forced to agree with Republicans. The CBO just reported that the Democrats plan to raise the minimum wage would cost between 500,00 to a million jobs. Initially. No. Duh. At least that many jobs; really, probably more. “The CBO analysts said their estimate of employment losses was approximate,” says Fox News. “They...
  • Judge strikes down Nebraska law that allowed Keystone pipeline to proceed through state

    02/20/2014 4:52:12 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Associated Press contributed to this report
    A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a setback for the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's approval of the route. Stacy agreed with opponents' arguments that a law passed in 2011 improperly allowed Heineman to give TransCanada eminent domain powers within the state. Stacy said the decision should have been made by the Nebraska Public Service Commission, which regulates pipelines and other utilities. Heineman said Wednesday that state...
  • Opportunity for Tradeoff in Debt Ceiling Increase Squandered by Tea Party Inflexibility on Vote

    02/13/2014 4:50:31 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 19 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/13/14 | Mike Miller
    If you follow an all or nothing strategy you usually end up with nothing!I was very disappointed that both Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY) both caved on efforts to exact a compromise from Obama for a debt ceiling increase. I had hoped that attaching approval of the Keystone pipeline would force Obama to accept this worthy and environmentally safe project and help create tens of thousands of new good paying jobs for Americans. But Tea Party Republicans in the House refused to vote for ANY increase in the debt ceiling. Had Speaker Boehner brought up a...
  • Democrats Who Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline Own Shares in Competing Companies

    02/13/2014 10:12:31 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 12, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction. “In my view, there is now enough evidence to conclude that construction of this pipeline is not in America’s long-term interest,” Kaine said in a statement on the review. The freshman Democrat has between $15,000 and $50,000 invested in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, according to his...
  • Boehner and Cantor Declare No Debt Ceiling Increase Without Obamacare Delay and Keystone Approval

    02/11/2014 6:30:55 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 40 replies ^ | February 11th, 2014 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    With the President delaying, again, parts of Obamacare, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner have declared they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the President does two things: (1) delay Obamacare by a year and (2) approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan is standing shoulder to shoulder with them, telling Robert Costa, “Shutting down the government puts us on the wrong side. The fight is on the debt limit”. Further, the GOP won’t even bother fighting on a continuing resolution because they feel so strongly the debt ceiling is the path forward...
  • Cruz looks beyond Keystone XL

    02/10/2014 8:55:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is shifting his focus to the nation's energy policy, starting on Monday. At the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Cruz will make the case that while President Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans need to come up with other ideas to expand the country's energy production. Aides to the Cruz told The Washington Post that the senator is drafting a bill called the American Energy Renaissance Act, which he will announce at the event on Monday. "There is only one thing that will stop us from embracing...
  • State Dept. Finds No Environmental Objections Keystone XL Construction; Will Obama Approve it?

    02/07/2014 1:11:17 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 14 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-7-14 | Karla Jones
    On January 31, the State Department released its final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XS pipeline, concluding once again that its construction would have a net neutral effect on carbon emissions. The study also confirms that the pipeline itself would have little to no impact on Canadian oil sands extraction rates or on global oil consumption. Canada will continue to develop the oil sands and consumers will continue to buy oil for the foreseeable future with or without the Keystone XL. The relevant questions surrounding the pipeline’s construction are who will benefit from the development and transit of this...
  • Commentary: Keystone XL — the cost of politics and illusion

    02/07/2014 10:08:50 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 6, 2014 | William O'Keefe
    For over five years, the Obama Administration has delayed a decision on the Keystone pipeline because of alleged concerns about environmental impacts, especially climate change. The Administration’s non-decision process has been strongly supported by its activist environmental allies who have made extreme and unsupportable claims. Now, the truth comes out from the former Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, who finally admitted that the decision is “a political one, and one founded in science” and just yesterday by former Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, who said that Keystone is a “win-win.” In spite of these admissions, environmental activists continue their...
  • (Exempt Mary) Landrieu eyed in anti-Keystone campaign

    02/06/2014 3:50:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is launching a new campaign against proponents of Keystone XL, and one possible target is Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.). Steyer's green group NextGen Climate Action posted a list of candidates who are strong advocates of the controversial TransCanada oil pipeline on its website, asking people to pick which one it should target for its Keystone XL television ad. NextGen Climate Action is lining up Landrieu, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) as potential targets. Also on the list is former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, who is...
  • Former Interior secretary: C’mon, Keystone XL is a “win-win”

    02/05/2014 5:38:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEB 5 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    While the White House is still — still — adamantly insisting that their eventual Keystone XL pipeline decision (whenever that may be) will be absotively, posilutely not-at-all political after their former Energy Secretary Steven Chu openly conceded that “the decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one, Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built. Salazar said at an energy conference in Houston Wednesday that the pipeline could be built safely, as long as conditions are imposed. Those conditions would require the...
  • Broad Coalition Backs Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

    02/05/2014 10:44:11 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Associated Press via ABC ^ | February 4, 2014 | By MATTHEW DALY
    An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the United States joined forces Tuesday to push for quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Five Democrats joined Republicans at a Capitol news conference to urge President Barack Obama to approve the pipeline following a State Department report last week that raised no major environmental objections. The $7 billion pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. The project has lingered for more than five years and has become a symbol...
  • Environmentalists Do Billionaires' Bidding in Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/05/2014 8:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national security interests to line their own pockets. How did that happen? This phenomenon is on display in the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline project, the cornerstone of Canada-U.S. energy independence, set to run from Alberta, Canada, into Nebraska, then ultimately to the Gulf Coast of Texas where it can be exported. None of this pleases environmental activists, whose actions...
  • Boehner Stands Up for Keystone

    02/04/2014 3:56:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 4, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    As approval of the Keystone Pipeline continues to be an issue of debate, Speaker Boehner felt it was necessary to give the president a nudge with some impassioned words. After a member of the press asked Speaker Boehner whether the pipeline plan was too complex to attach to legislation raising the debt ceiling, he quickly responded by shooting that idea down. "Complex? The Keystone pipeline is complex?" Boehner said. "It's been under study for five years! "We build pipelines everywhere in American everyday. Do you realize there are 200,000 miles of pipelines in the United States? "The only reason that...
  • GOP’s “demands” for debt-ceiling hike: Approve Keystone or repeal the ObamaCare bailout program

    02/04/2014 1:34:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    These aren’t demands in the sense of “pass them or we’ll walk.” These are “demands” — scare quotes — in the sense of “we’re going to force Democrats to vote them down so we can use it against them in the midterms, and then we’re going to pass a clean debt-ceiling hike.”Boehner’s never been willing to risk a technical default before. He’s not going to start now, in an election year when the GOP’s looking at significant gains. Several House members told The Washington Post on Monday that Republican leaders have narrowed their list of possible debt-limit strategies to two...
  • Use That Pen To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs, Mr. President

    02/04/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/04/2014
    The shovel-ready pipeline from Canada gets yet another clean bill of health as yet another State Department review says it will have negligible environmental impact, unlike the crude-carrying trains that are replacing it. President Obama promised in the State of the Union that 2014, his sixth year in office, would be a "year of action" on jobs, unlike the first five that saw the labor force participation rate sink to its lowest level in decades. In his weekly radio address on Jan. 18, he said he wanted "to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like...
  • As Keystone XL Pipeline Clears One Hurdle, WH Hints at Further Delay

    02/03/2014 8:13:22 AM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    ( - The U.S. State Department on Friday released yet another "final" environmental impact statement that finds no major objection to the Keystone XL pipeline So why won't President Obama approve the job-creating project that's been in limbo since 2008? White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough repeatedly dodged that question Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We have one department with a study," McDonough agreed. "Now we have other expert agencies -- the EPA and many others -- who have an -- the Energy Department -- an opportunity to look at this and make their determination. The president wants...
  • Pipeline Opponents’ Hopes Now Rest Largely on Kerry

    02/02/2014 1:13:14 AM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | SARAH WHEATON and CORAL DAVENPORT
    The final report largely echoed the conclusions in earlier reports that the pipeline would not affect greenhouse gas emissions. Pipeline opponents said they were now hanging their hopes on Mr. Kerry, who is expected to issue his conclusion on the pipeline in the coming months. An executive order signed by President George W. Bush gave the secretary of state the final say on cross-border pipeline projects. “I think the secretary has proven himself to be a lifelong advocate for tough action on climate, and we are cautiously confident that he will, along with the president, make the right decision,” said...
  • Ready To Build The Keystone Pipeline? Not So Fast Says The White House

    02/01/2014 5:15:58 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 31 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/01/14 | LD Jackson
    Ah, the elation that was felt yesterday when the headlines started showing up yesterday. The final report on the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone Pipeline was released, clearing the way for a speedy approval for construction from the White House. One of my coworkers read it out loud and declared it was about time. I pointed out that the favorable report was not the last word and was certainly not an approval to start construction of the pipeline, but my coworker said Obama would have no choice but to approve it. I told him simply, we shall see. I...
  • Keystone Pipeline to Be Built Because There’s No Reason Not To

    01/31/2014 3:35:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jonathan Chait
    The State Department today released its long-awaited environmental impact analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline. The analysis is key because President Obama announced last summer he would not approve the pipeline unless it was found to have no significant impact on climate change. And that’s what the analysis finds. It argues, as many other analysts have concluded, that if we block the pipeline, Canada will just ship the oil out by rail. So, what public policy reason is there to block the pipeline? There really isn’t one. Indeed, the environmentalists' obsession with Keystone began as a gigantic mistake. Two and...
  • Keystone pipeline clears hurdle

    01/31/2014 1:53:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    January 31, 2014, 03:09 pm Keystone pipeline clears hurdle By Laura Barron-Lopez The controversial Keystone XL pipeline cleared a major hurdle on Friday as the State Department ruled the project wouldnÂ’t significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. The finding puts the pipeline one step closer to approval, and sets up a new battle between environmental groups and oil companies over whether the project is in the national interest. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project reiterates key parts of a draft analysis released early last year, finding that oil sands extraction would continue regardless of whether the pipeline is built....
  • Report May Ease Way to Approval of Keystone Pipeline

    01/31/2014 12:42:10 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | 1/31/2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    The State Department released a report on Friday that could pave the way toward President Obama’s approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The long-awaited environmental impact statement on the project concludes that approval or denial of the pipeline, which would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, is unlikely to prompt oil companies to change the rate of their extraction of carbon-heavy tar sands oil, a State Department official said. Either way, the tar sands oil, which produces significantly more planet-warming carbon pollution than standard methods of drilling, is coming out of the...
  • Krauthammer: Stop jerking Canada around

    01/24/2014 8:45:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 16 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/23/2014 | C. Krauthammer
    Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor — we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States: extreme annoyance. Last week, speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s foreign minister calmly but pointedly complained that the United States owes Canada a response on the Keystone XL pipeline. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo,” he sort of complained, in what for a placid, imperturbable Canadian passes for an explosion of volcanic rage.
  • Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other lib environ activist groups

    01/23/2014 10:24:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Among Washington's most important but rarely covered realities is the daily close coordination among Democratic politicians, executive branch bureaucrats and the left side of the non-profit activism community. Emails obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute exposed a slice of that coordination in the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The emails show, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts, "senior policy officials at the EPA working closely with environmental groups in what appears to be an effort to kill the pipeline."...
  • EPA and Environmental Groups - Working Together to Kill Keystone Pipeline

    01/23/2014 3:25:09 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 30 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/23/14 | LD Jackson
    There are new revelations in the fight to build the Keystone Pipeline. You remember Keystone? It's the project that would transport oil from Canada, south through several states, including Oklahoma, to refineries in Texas. It is guaranteed to create more than a few jobs and provide energy to North America. The Obama administration has fought it at every turn. They claim they are taking a deliberative approach, making sure all the environmental studies have been done, redone, examined, and reexamined. In other words, they have dragged their feet. We now know there is much more to this fight than Obama's...
  • Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

    01/19/2014 9:31:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2014 | MATTHEW DALY
    Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. At a joint appearance with Canada's foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. "My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins," Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in...
  • Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

    01/18/2014 7:40:42 PM PST · by thackney · 47 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. At a joint appearance with Canada’s foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. “My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins,” Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in...
  • Kerry says US will not be pressured into decision on long-delayed Keystone pipeline

    01/17/2014 7:49:26 PM PST · by Washi · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | AP
    Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. At a joint appearance with Canada's foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. "My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins," Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in...
  • Barack Obama's Presidency Is A Complete Failure By His Own, Self-Imposed Standards

    12/31/2013 6:23:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Peter Ferrara
    At the end of 2013, after serving five years, Barack Obama is a complete failure as President, by his own standards, as reflected in his own words. How many times has President Obama told us that he is “fighting for the middle class”? But real median family income has been in a continuous downward spiral since he became President, actually falling more since the recession ended in the summer of 2009 according to the National Bureau of Economic Research than during the recession. That has added up by now to the middle class losing a month’s pay a year under...
  • Oil begins flowing through Keystone XL’s southern leg

    12/09/2013 1:27:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle - Fuel Fix ^ | December 9, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    HOUSTON — TransCanada has begun moving oil into the Keystone XL pipeline’s southern leg, which runs from Oklahoma to the Texas coast, a company spokesman said Monday. “TransCanada is pleased to confirm that at approximately 10:04 am Central Time on Saturday, December 7, 2013, the company began to inject oil into the Gulf Coast Project pipeline as it moves closer to the start of commercial service,” TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard said in an email. The pipeline owner will need to fill the newly constructed line before it can begin delivering oil to refineries along the Gulf Coast, including those in...
  • George W. Bush on Keystone XL: Just “build the damn thing” already

    11/19/2013 6:45:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    At the last update, I think we were somewhere in “earlyish 2014″ territory (who can even keep up?) for the time frame in which the northern extension of the Keystone pipeline will be either approved or denied by President Obama, but by determinedly delaying on what should have/could have been a simple and bygone decision of his first term, the issue is now a ticking time bomb of highly publicized, faux-environmentalist outrageous outrage. I suppose that the dollars the president has been fundraising from well-monied, self-fancied “green” Democratic donors may have made the delay, delay, delay tactic worth it in...
  • Failing to Build Keystone Pipeline is Criminal Negligence

    10/26/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2013 | Chriss Street
    An eyewitness noted when thirteen railroad tanker cars carrying propane and crude oil across Alberta, Canada exploded after derailing early on October 20th, "the fireball was so big, it shot across both lanes of the Yellowhead (Highway)... there's fire on both sides." Only two Canadian National Railway workers were injured and no deaths have been reported in this latest "pipeline on rails" calamity, but the horrific accident comes just 3 months after a similar oil train disaster in a populated area took 47 lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. It is too early to determine the cause of the latest accident, although...
  • (Obama Crony) Buffett's Crisis-Lending Haul Reaches $10 Billion

    10/07/2013 6:39:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/2013 | ANUPREETA DAS
    Billionaire Warren Buffett tossed lifelines to a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years later the payoff on those deals is becoming clear: $10 billion and counting. Mr. Buffett approached that figure after he collected another hefty payment last week, bringing to nearly 40% the pretax income on his crisis-era investments, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • Why the latest anti-Keystone pipeline ad is a low blow to Canada

    09/10/2013 7:55:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Claudia Cattaneo
    CALGARY • An anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activists have gone mad. The commercial was intended to be aired Tuesday evening on WRC-TV, an affiliate of NBC in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the president’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The commercial is so offensive the station refused to air it. While intended as a parody, it insults TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling, whose company is proposing Keystone XL; it’s a low blow to Canada; and it...
  • ‘Keystone oil will travel through America ... Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign

    09/10/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | September 9, 2013 | Mark Drajem
    Full title: ‘Keystone oil will travel through America not to America’: Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign with US$1M ad blitzThe author of the piece is with Bloomberg so it can not be posted on FR. However, the title says it all. Financial guru and billionaire Tom Steyer has re-invented himself as an anti-Keystone campaigner. He is sponsoring ads in a four-part, US$1 million advertising campaign to convince viewers the Keystone XL pipeline will hurt the economy and communities and should be blocked. Coincidentally (or not so) he is one of Obama's biggest campaign supporters and fund raiser. His activities aren't...
  • Canada PM Ready to Introduce New Carbon-Emission Rules for Keystone Approval -- Report

    09/07/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Vieira
    OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he's ready to work on joint plan between the two countries to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector in an effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The CBC, citing unnamed sources, said Mr. Harper wrote to Mr. Obama in late August, signaling he is ready to accept carbon-reduction targets proposed by the U.S. and prepared to work with the White House to address concerns raised about Keystone and its impact on greenhouse-gas emissions. A spokesman for Mr....
  • Crunch time for Keystone XL

    08/14/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies ^ | august 14, 2013 | Zack Colman
    It’s crunch time in the fight over constructing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Both sides believe a decision by President Obama could come by the end of the year, making the next few months critical for lobbying and messaging efforts. Opponents plan a burst of demonstrations and other events across the country to rally environmental pressure on Obama to reject the Alberta-to-the-Gulf-Coast pipeline. Supporters are also campaigning, with the American Petroleum Institute (API) promoting its message that Keystone’s construction will create jobs, with rallies in more than a dozen “priority states” in the coming months, API spokeswoman Sabrina Fang...
  • President Obama Chooses His Own Facts About Keystone Pipeline

    07/31/2013 4:35:18 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/30/13 | LD Jackson
    When it comes to the facts and how they are portrayed in Washington, it is a subjective thing. On any given issue, the facts are manipulated so they will appear to support a particular argument. We may want to deny it, but both sides of the political spectrum do this. So, when President Obama doubled down against the Keystone Pipeline in Chattanooga, TN yesterday, it was no surprise that he chose his own facts to support his argument that the pipeline was not a jobs plan. Hat tip to Texas Fred. Fox News - President Obama doubled down Tuesday on...
  • Obama Shows Liberal Logic of Increased Supply Equates to Higher Prices

    07/30/2013 2:20:12 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 2 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Sometimes, I think it must be awfully nice to live in the progressive liberal fantasy world. Just imagine how much easier it would be - every decision you make is dependent wholly upon your feelings. Decision making isn't based upon reasoning, logical deductions, research, or facts. Nope. Just believe something is good and bad and willfully continue to place your fingers over your ears while shouting a Mother Earth mantra in the face of all those hate facts coming your way. However, as an adult, I need to live in the real world and make informed decisions that impact not...