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.