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The Keystone Pipeline, Delay is the Name of the Game

None1257 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:33 PM
If you are truly concerned about the less fortunate in this country, would you be in favor of delaying the building of the pipeline?

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...