Why is Obama Delaying the Keystone Oil Pipeline Until After the 2012 Elections?
He Needs the Support of "Green" Special Interist Groups and Businesses (GE etc.)
He has a Legitamet Concern of the Impact on the Enviroment.
Its a Decision Grounded in Politics and Not Reason.
He Cares More About His Re-election Than Job Creation.
I Dont Know
Moreover, the State Department had subjected Keystone to three years of review — the most exhaustive study of any oil pipeline in U.S. history — and twice concluded in voluminous studies that there would be no significant environmental harm.
I guess Obama didnt get the result he wanted in the study so he just trashed it and orderd another. http://www.echopress.com/event/artic...09/group/News/ The decesion? After the 2012 elections which, of course, means hes allready made up his mind and knows of the political fallout. I thought "we cant wait" for jobs. Evidently we can on this one huh?
Last edited by Lex Naturalis; Dec 07 2011 at 06:21 PM.
I am more familiar with TAPLINE and the East West Pipeline.. and they took on average 4 years of study and planning.
He is putting the pipeline above the payroll tax cut extension
resident Obama warned congressional Republicans that he would reject any effort to tie extraneous issues to an extension of the payroll tax cut, including the approval of an oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada.
"If the payroll tax cut is attached to a whole bunch of extraneous issues not related to making sure that Americans' taxes don't go up on Jan. 1, it's not something I would accept," Obama said Wednesday following a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Obama stopped short of issuing a veto threat, saying he did not believe lawmakers should let the issue get to that point.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republican leaders have pushed for Obama to approve the pipeline project, saying it would create much-needed jobs in the U.S. And they've suggested adding a provision to a payroll tax cut bill that would be designed to speed construction of the pipeline.
The payroll tax cuts are due to expire at the end of the year. If the cuts are not extended, the White House says the average family would see their taxes increase by $1,000.
The Obama administration has decided to delay a decision on whether to proceed with the pipeline until 2013, after the presidential election. The move was poorly received in Canada, which views the project as critical to its economy. Labor groups in the U.S., as well as Republican lawmakers, also want the pipeline.
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