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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-06-14 03:32 AM
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Former White House Officials Back Keystone
While President Obama has been publicly vague about his views on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, several former White House officials are now pushing for the projects approval, going well beyond the administrations official stance.

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But on Wednesday, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar became the latest White House alumnus to say he supports the pipeline, which would begin in Canadas oil sands and extend to the Gulf of Texas. Its become a hot political topic for environmentalist opponents and business-minded supporters.

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And Monday, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu appeared to counter the administrations assertion that the Keystone decision, which is in Secretary of State John Kerrys hands, is happening in a political vacuum.

I dont have a position on whether the Keystone pipeline should be built, Chu said, per the Oil & Gas Journal, deferring to the president and Kerry. But I will say that the decision on whether the construction should happen was a political one and not a scientific one.

Chu later added that there was a scientific dimension to the pipeline calculus a recently-released study on its long-term environmental impact but that that was the only scientific part of the decision.




http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/former-whi... /


Oh, please abc. Stop the transparent cat and mouse. Obama's position on Keystone was clear from the jump, despite the charade of a rigorous process. Hillary's, too, for that matter. And it hadn't been clear for like forever, it's sure clear now. And ps, your headline is wrong. Not only did Chu not back the pipeline, he labeled it a political determination.

Fuck Salazar
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-06-14 04:05 PM
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1. Right you are.
Corporatists left right and center.
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