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Great News: Keystone Pipeline Dead

November 6, 2015

The Obama administration did the right thing after seven long years regarding a major environmental project by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.  This is exactly what was needed to happened given the limited amounts of oil that would have been delivered in relation to how much is consumed daily.  To have wounded the environment for such a short-term gain would have been a major stain on this nation and pure folly.

The move today sends a clear signal that  today to green supporters that their voices and efforts over the years were not in vain.  Meanwhile it was nothing but a stunning defeat for the oil industry and Republicans in congress who simply championed the wrong proposal.

Perhaps the most ridiculous claim that the GOP made and continually repeated was this project would be a major job-creator.   In no way, shape, or fashion was that true.

This decision at this time will now allow President Obama to head to Paris in a few weeks and try to produce with other global partners an agreement on climate change.

There is nothing but smiles for those who have fought hard–and won this victory.  It matters that sincere and hard-working activists along with common-sense citizens won the fight.

But even more it matters that the environmental concerns came out on top.

It is simply great news.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2015 10:12 AM

    The jobs during construction were not those that would have been of long duration. I never said there would not be jobs required to build the project. The purpose when it comes to projects of this kind is what is the larger impact. We build roads not because they will create some construction jobs but will have a long-term impact on our state/national economy.

    And the long-term harm of this oil on the our planet is without dispute. Congress even passed a law to not allow taxpayer dollars to purchase fuels that have a higher carbon footprint than conventional oil. The whole purpose was to block the US from buying Canadian tar sands oil which is labeled the dirtiest oil on the planet.

  2. November 6, 2015 5:32 PM

    How many would have been created during construction Deke? Oh I guess that fact we will just ignore.

    “We are dismayed and disgusted that the President has once again thrown the members of LIUNA, and other hard-working, blue-collar workers under the bus of his vaunted ‘legacy,’ while doing little or nothing to make a real difference in global climate change,” Terry O’Sullivan, the union’s general president, said in a statement. “His actions are shameful.”
    The group’s statement cited a State Department report that Keystone could reduce greenhouse gas emissions when compared with oil transportation by rail.

    “But facts apparently mean as little to the president as the construction jobs he repeatedly derided as insignificant because they are ‘temporary,’ ” O’Sullivan said. “Ironically, the very temporary nature of the president’s own job seems to be fueling a legacy of doing permanent harm to middle- and working class families.”

  3. November 6, 2015 12:53 PM

    The State Department study projected only 35 permanent jobs in pipeline maintenance and inspection.

  4. November 6, 2015 12:46 PM

    Obama will be gone in about a year, thank God, in 2017 we will have a president who will again put all of America first and not just special interest groups this one has a need to cater too. At that point Keystone will be restarted, approved and bring thousands of jobs, high paying union jobs, just what Dems like, to America.

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