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  • vanderleun

    Since it is such a no-brainer the outlook for signing is dim indeed.

  • Kris

    I am reminded of this: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/135710/

    North Dakota Stuck Using More-Costly Railroads to Move Oil. “Right now, about 25% of North Dakota’s oil travels by rail. According to the CBS News report that ‘will increase exponentially with increased oil production and the shortage of pipelines.’”

    ” And who has a big stake in Burlington Northern? A guy in Omaha named Buffett.
    And by having TransCanada tie its Keystone XI to the border crossing approval you can’t get a segmented line from Montana to Port Arthur, TX that the Bakken field could tie into. That is the concept. A collector system named the BakkenLink runs down to Montana from ND and ties into Keystone XI (known as MarketLink). A twofer you might say.
    So, in a way it is a Win-Win for Obama – He wins his Green base and his Crony Capitalism base. Pretty clever, eh?”
    They win, we lose. As usual.

  • cubanbob

    If Obama had a brain…… but then again if he did he wouldn’t be who he is.

  • a nissen

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/22/how-to-read-a-pudding/

    “Learning to read actively is one of the most important things you can do; get this right and a lot of other things fall into place.”

    Ah so, cagey of you, WRM, not to also share Jim Hamilton’s “invites” in that it would have made yours easier to see.

  • pedant with a small background in thermodynamics

    I think refusing to sign is entirely in line with the platform on energy and the environment that Obama published on the whitehouse.gov website very early in his term. Furthermore, a careful parsing of the relevant bits of one of his campaign speeches left me unsurprised at several of the gems contained in that platform.

    If you voted for Obama, and exercised due diligence in doing so, I think it entirely reasonable to expect this turn of events as a result.

  • It is, sadly enough, “dilemmas” like this that make you wonder if Obama has a brain cell working. Or more likely, his are hopelessly to hostage to one or more of the abovementioned lobbies. Still, we’re told on good authority to pray for our rulers . . .

  • Kris

    [email protected]: “we’re told on good authority to pray for our rulers”

    As in: “Grant them wisdom.”

    Alternately.

  • a nissen

    No one has time to suspend judgment until all pertinent facts are in, but here are a couple cases at least attempting to parse approximate guesses.

    First, the Seattle Times, basing their opinion on what they know about Washington’ s SEPA (modeled upon NEPA): http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2017293370_edit23pipeline.html

    Second, is the WSJ pundit O’Grady, offering a Q&D job of investigative reporting of how Obama was given a choice between “use this law, forget all the others” and “see you in court” (the Briar Patch).
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577172852629309954.html (subscription likely required)

    This pudding reader? Gone after more succinct information.

  • a nissen

    A better take on some of the facts, e.g,,those 3 reviews? Two draft EIS and one challenged FEIS—http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/science/earth/08pipeline.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

    An extensive sharing of opinions of facts by various interests—http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2012/01/sizing-up-obamas-keystone-pipe-1.php

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