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Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« on: February 24, 2014, 06:44:48 PM »
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Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
Published February 24, 2014
Associated Press

President Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who chairs the National Governors Association and supports Keystone, said she asked Obama about the pipeline at a meeting with about 40 governors.

Obama told her he expects a decision "in the next couple of months," but didn't offer a specific timetable, Fallin and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said.

Obama's comments were the most specific he has been in recent months about the 1,100-mile pipeline, which has become a high-profile symbol of the political debate over climate change.

Pipeline supporters, including lawmakers from both parties and many business and labor groups, say the project would create thousands of jobs and reduce the need for oil imports from Venezuela and other politically turbulent countries.

Opponents say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming, and they also worry about possible spills.

Heineman, who supports the pipeline, said he was "pleased that we're finally going to get to a decision" on a project that has lingered for more than five years.

"This is very significant. It's been at least a year since I sent my approval to the president for our particular route (through Nebraska), and it's taken even longer than that on the federal level," Heineman said in an interview.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he does not provide details on "private conversations that the president has."

Review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline remains at the State Department, Carney said.

Obama's comment comes less than a week after the project was thrown into apparent legal limbo, when a Nebraska judge overturned a state law that approved the pipeline route through that state. Judge Stephanie Stacy ruled that Nebraska's five-member Public Service Commission should have decided the route.

Nebraska's attorney general has vowed to appeal the ruling, and the Calgary-based company that is building the crude oil pipeline called the ruling a "solvable problem."

The long-delayed project cleared a major hurdle last month, when the State Department reported no major environmental objection.

The 1,179-mile pipeline would travel through the heart of the United States, carrying oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to a hub in Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. It would cross Montana and South Dakota before reaching Nebraska.

Federal agencies have until early May to comment on the State Department report before Secretary of State John Kerry makes a recommendation to Obama on whether the project is in the national interest. State Department approval is needed because the pipeline crosses a U.S. border.

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 06:53:11 PM »

He said this same thing a few years ago when the reports came back green clean.
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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »
After the election..
To Clear things up...

Mueller has been one of the most respected individuals on the planet over the last 20 years.

Mueller is a Republican

Mueller was appointed by Republicans

Mueller doesn't determine if someone is guilty, The Judge and Jury do!

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 09:17:16 PM »
After the election..

Sometime in 2017 or 2018 he'll review it.

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 09:21:42 PM »
Sometime in 2017 or 2018 he'll review it.

If I was a betting man, I'm thinking he will do it after this election.. His attitude will be he won't give a damn about the green vote.
To Clear things up...

Mueller has been one of the most respected individuals on the planet over the last 20 years.

Mueller is a Republican

Mueller was appointed by Republicans

Mueller doesn't determine if someone is guilty, The Judge and Jury do!

Get it!!!!

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 09:50:14 PM »
From him I expect a policy with which is possible to claim to all sides, they got what they wanted.

For the midterms democrats will claim credit for letting the pipeline go forward, with certain restrictions.

The restrictions will be strict enough to please anti-pipeline liberals.

And the restrictions may be strict enough to block the pipeline, while at the same time saying the pipeline is approved.

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 10:27:19 PM »
From him I expect a policy with which is possible to claim to all sides, they got what they wanted.

For the midterms democrats will claim credit for letting the pipeline go forward, with certain restrictions.

The restrictions will be strict enough to please anti-pipeline liberals.

And the restrictions may be strict enough to block the pipeline, while at the same time saying the pipeline is approved.



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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 09:04:00 AM »
One of the reason the founders had a chief executive was so he could act quickly when the situation warranted.  They didn't have Obama in mind, obviously. :coffee:
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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 11:25:53 AM »
From him I expect a policy with which is possible to claim to all sides, they got what they wanted.

For the midterms democrats will claim credit for letting the pipeline go forward, with certain restrictions.

The restrictions will be strict enough to please anti-pipeline liberals.

And the restrictions may be strict enough to block the pipeline, while at the same time saying the pipeline is approved.

And Obama will grab the teleprompter and travel around saying he got Osama bin Laden. He built the pipeline, he walked on water and averted that latest polar vortexed storm.

It is old, it no longer works even with the media campaigning for him- but he will try.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 12:39:43 PM »
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Opponents say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming, and they also worry about possible spills
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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Obama to act on Keystone in next couple of months
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 01:26:32 PM »
  I think he  will approve it just before the election. Politics as usual.. He will be considered a hero for creating 50 thou jobs . By the MSM anyway..


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