18 Jan '12, 9pm

Keystone XL shot down, Republicans whine about it

Keystone XL shot down, Republicans whine about it

The State Department has recommended that the Keystone XL pipeline application be “determined not to serve the national interest,” and President Obama has agreed — not even because it’s a disaster waiting to happen, but because (just as Dave Roberts predicted! ) Republicans just could not sit down and shut up for five minutes. From his written statement: As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipelines impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment. As a result, the Secretary of State has recommended that the application be denied. And after reviewing the State Departments report, I agree. This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the ...

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