22 Jan '12, 3pm

Obama's Calculus for Terminating the Keystone Pipeline: Election years are always a terrible time to make big de...

Obama's Calculus for Terminating the Keystone Pipeline: Election years are always a terrible time to make big de...

RELATED ARTICLES Obama administration rejects Keystone January 19, 2012 06:50 AM U.S. postpones Keystone XL pipeline decision past 2012 election November 11, 2011 06:50 AM Canada-U.S. pipe would cut Mideast oil imports February 2, 2011 06:45 AM Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline Moving Forward Despite Heavy Protest August 31, 2011 10:06 AM /environmental_policy/article/43884 Election years are always a terrible time to make big decisions. Everything leaders do is influenced by calculations regarding their re-election. Whether something is right or wrong often matters less than what will bring about more votes. The decision by the Obama Administration to put to rest the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project is no exception. However, this in itself does not mean the decision is without its merits. ADVERTISEMENT It was an issue that was expected to be punted until after th...

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