01 Jan '12, 4pm

Why rejecting Keystone XL is a political winner for @barackobama: #noKXL

Why rejecting Keystone XL is a political winner for @barackobama: #noKXL

The two-month deadline was set by Republicans in Congress, as a rider attached to the new spending bill. Before the rider was voted through, the State Department already warned that two months was not enough time for it to conduct its customary review of a cross-border project (the pipeline is own by TransCanada, a Canadian company). No review, no pipeline – simple, right? In that respect, the rider is a transparent setup that forces the Obama Administration to cancel a massive job-creating infrastructure project in advance of the 2012 elections. If the President truly is boxed into a corner with no way out, why wait until the end of February to cancel the project? Might as well do it now and get it over with.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/01/president-obama-to-de...

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