After the convoluted, highly politicized, piecemeal rejection TransCanada received on their Keystone XL pipeline proposal the first time around, the Obama administration assured the company that they were invited to reapply with an alternate route, one that would pose fewer ostensible environmental concerns, whenever they wished. But, given that this was always about punting a decision on a delicate poster-child issue that would anger the green lobby until after November's election, TransCanada could've taken their sweet time with their new proposal (but, you know, private-sector companies working for a profit actually like to get things done in a timely,...
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A President and a State Department that wanted success for America and Americans would make this "evaluation" their priority and get it decided immediately. They've had over 3 years and have approved every hurdle except the one the administration flasly created in December. A "reasonable" study/approval of this final piece should take a week max. Result: immediate jobs, long-term jobs, indirect jobs, lots of future oil, and some immediate lowering of oil/gas price because the "speculators" and others would know we'll be increasing availability. ALL WITH ZERO cost to taxpayers. But instead, Obama want to keep all of this from Americans because he wants 4 more years to impose his statism on us.
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