17 Dec '11, 2am

Red Alert: Obama May Cave on Keystone XL, Allow Immediate Approval of Tar Sands Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Red Alert: Obama May Cave on Keystone XL, Allow Immediate Approval of Tar Sands Pipeline | Care2 Causes

By Brian Merchant, ThinkProgress Just a few short weeks ago, President Obama announced that he would delay any decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until 2013. It was heralded as a victory for both environmentalists and artful protest. But that victory may be short-lived. Insiders report that the president may be on the verge of caving in to Republican demands — again. This time, the president might allow the GOP to strong-arm him into accepting a provision that would issue immediate approval of the pipeline; a provision tacked onto the unrelated payroll tax cut bill as a ‘rider’. We reported earlier this week that Republicans, led by John Boehner, had rammed the Keystone provision through the House of Representatives. I noted that this move was the result of a decidedly undemocratic collaboration between Big Oil and its favorite donees in the GOP. Well, all that...

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