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November 10, 2011

Obama: Supporting The Keystone XL Pipeline Would Mean Making Union Workers Happy But Anger Environmentalists. Clearly Then I Must Vote "Present"

Remember during the 08 campaign how we laughed about Obama's habit of voting "present" in the Illinois Senate? We taunted liberals that he wasn't going to be able to do that as President.

Well, turns out he can.

The Obama administration will announce Thursday that it is re-evaluating the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a move that will likely delay a final decision on the project until after the 2012 election, sources briefed by the administration said.

TransCanada Corp.s Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas. The proposed pipeline has set off a firestorm in Washington, with critics raising environmental concerns and proponents arguing the project will boost the economy.

Sources briefed by the administration said the decision to consider a new pipeline route would likely delay a final decision on the pipeline until after the election. The administration initially planned to make a decision on the project by the end of the year, but the State Department recently acknowledged that the timeline could slip.

Leading from behind: It's not just for wars time limited, scope limited kinetic military actions.

What's the big deal? It's not like we need jobs or cheaper and reliable sources of energy. We've got Solyndra solar panels baby!

BTW-This might be a good thing for Rick Perry to hammer the hell out of. Just a thought.

Added: I wonder what well known proponent of major infrastructure programs, Rachel Maddow, will say about this.


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