The Environmentalists are Telling Obama to Just Say No to a Canadian Oil Pipeline

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 5th, 2011

Week in Review

The Obama administration wants to make the U.S. independent of terrorist-sponsored Middle East oil.  Or so they say.  Because the U.S. is one pipeline away from making that happen.  Thanks to our energy-rich good friends to the north.  But the Obama administration is all but telling them to pound sand (see Canada toughens tone for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline approval by Bruce Nichols, Reuters, posted 10/31/2011 on The Vancouver Sun).

In the face of rising environmental opposition to the planned pipeline, which would carry 700,000 barrels per day of supply from Canada’s oilsands projects to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Obama administration has signalled that it may miss a year-end target for approval.

Oliver said a delay by the Obama administration would not be fatal to the project, and that Calgary-based TransCanada has multiple options — including customers in Asia…

Following Environmental Protection Agency complaints about its initial analysis, the State Department said it would undertake a supplemental review.

Unbelievable.  As if killing the oil business in the U.S. wasn’t bad enough.  Now the Obama administration appears determined to make gasoline as expensive as possible in the future.  To please the environmentalists.  At the expense of the American economy.  And the U.S. consumer.

It’s pretty sad when the Canadians are telling the Americans to lighten up on their environmental policies.  I mean, Canada has always been greener than America.  Yet here they are.  The energy producers.  And the Americans are hugging the trees.

The Chinese are in full support of the Obama policies.  Because those policies look like they’re going to hook up China with a lot of cheap oil.  Now that the Americans appear to be out of the oil market.  And determined to stay in the recession market.

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