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The Keystone Pipeline, Delay is the Name of the Game

Derek85 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:49 PM
Just 4 years ago, three of our strongest allies were Israel, Egypt and Afghanistan. No more. I don't think there are two countries in the mid-East or far-East that are not shooting at each other, shooting at their own demonstrators, building a bomb, threatening war, ... And now we are blocking Canada's pipeline and providing automatic weapons to Mexico's drug dealers ... Obama and Hillary have done such a wonderful job.

The four-year saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is a textbook case of the game Washington politicians play. To avoid making decisions that might anger one constituency or another, they appoint a committee or commission a study and then sit back, hoping the report never comes in.  If they don’t like the results, they commission another study.

The application to permit construction on the Keystone pipeline was filed in September 2008. Since then, four reports have been produced on the potential environmental impact of the pipeline—each coming in with essentially the same conclusion. Earlier this month, the US Department...