22 Mar '12, 5pm

Obama likes Keystone XL now: #noKXL

Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices , President Obama is now paying election-year lip service to the idea of, and I quote, “drilling all over the place.” And even more depressingly, he’s now saying that the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he’d previously opposed , should be “a priority .” At a campaign stop in Cushing, Okla., which would be the northern end of the pipeline portion, Obama acknowledged that Keystone XL has “generated a lot of controversy” but claimed that it would be beneficial for the U.S. oil supply, helping to solve a bottleneck in getting domestic oil to refineries. Strangely, he doesn’t seem to have mentioned all the spills it could cause , or its disastrous net effect on employment in affected states. Here’s Bill McKibben’s response:

Full article: http://grist.org/list/obama-we-are-drilling-all-over-the-...

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