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The Keystone Pipeline, Delay is the Name of the Game

fiddlerMO Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:14 AM
Much like the USSR. The politicians living high on the hog while the working class starved. How can one of the richest man in the world, worth more than 15 billion dollars, be a russian when he is supposed to share the wealth?

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...