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A Sorry End to a Sorry Saga
The Death of Keystone
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  • Fat_Man

    Just part of the Obama’s basic foreign policy algorithm: suck up to your enemies and give your friends the back of your hand.

  • Matt B

    Well that’s 7 years that haven’t been spent imposing onerous, economy-slowing climate regulations on American business. Let’s hope the greens quickly find a new meaningless issue on which they can fixate.

  • Blackbeard

    I can’t believe Obama’s hopelessly inadequate response to climate change. This is, after all, the biggest problem facing mankind today, according to Obama himself. The very existence of human civilization is in doubt according to no less an authority than Al Gore. And Obama cancels one 1,300 mile pipeline? There are some 200,000 miles of oil pipelines in the U.S. and another 2,000,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and cancelling one trivial extension is going to save us? What we clearly need is an aggressive program to quickly shut down the millions of miles of oil and gas pipelines that are poisoning our environment. Will this be inconvenient for U.S. consumers? Of course. Will it cause industry to collapse in the U.S? Certainly. But if human civilization is at risk what choice do we have?

    It’s time we called the Democrats and their Green co-conspirators on their apocalyptic pronouncements. If they really mean it demand they propose an adequate response to the problem. See how the electorate likes that.

  • Jim__L

    Green politics aren’t about the environment. They’re about socking it to Big Oil. Simple as that.

  • Arkeygeezer

    The Keystone pipeline system is alive and pumping! It is a system that pumps crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada to refineries in Port Arthur Texas at a maximum rate of .86 million barrels per day.

    It consists of four phases. Phases 1,2, and 3 have been completed. Only phase 4, an extra large pipeline running from Hardisty, Alberta through Montana to Steele City Nebraska, that would carry both Canadian and U.S. oil from a terminal in Baker, Montana, has been rejected.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline

    This political fight has been much ado about nothing!

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Obama is the Worst President in American History, and this announcement is just further proof of his incompetence and leftist stupidity.

  • gabrielsyme

    While this result is itself a big raised middle finger to Canada, the process has been the even greater insult. “Smart diplomacy” indeed.

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