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Obama faces new pressure
on Keystone pipeline

Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/22/2013 10:44:24 PM

President Obama’s Inauguration Day vow to fight climate change is facing an unexpectedly early test as a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline now rests solely with his administration. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Tuesday removed the only other remaining hurdle by formally approving the pipeline’s modified 194-mile route through his state, skirting sensitive ecological areas and clearing up the last major question mark on the course of the proposed $7 billion Canada-to-Texas project. “Construction and operation of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline … would have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/22/2013 11:08:29 PM     (No. 9133388)

The US has some of the best refineries for processing this very heavy oil. It will nicely complement the light sweet tight oil coming from TX and ND. Most importantly it is capital investment of $5 billion and lots of union jobs laying the pipe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: clw54, 1/22/2013 11:15:36 PM     (No. 9133394)

It´s just a pipe and a dirt road. What´s the big deal?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 1/22/2013 11:40:34 PM     (No. 9133415)

Looks like Obomination is caught between a pipeline and the greenies on this one and I don´t think he will come out smelling like sweet crude oil either. At least half of the dems are practical hardworking people who could give a rip about protecting the environment when compared to high gas prices. They got him re-elected but may not be as enthusiastic about 2014 who he pulls too many fast ones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/23/2013 1:40:13 AM     (No. 9133469)

Hmm...choices, choices...on the one hand, do what´s right by the country and allow thousands of jobs to be created OR sink it all in the green jobs orgy and government freebie giveaways!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/23/2013 3:23:07 AM     (No. 9133494)

There´s still whackos crying about it being too close to the aquifer.The only pressure Obama would get on this is from unions,he doesn´t care about anybody´s else´s opinion.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/23/2013 7:53:15 AM     (No. 9133675)

Barry is full speed ahead in the destruction of the US; ergo, he will refuse to approve the pipeline.

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