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Wed Nov 4, 2015, 08:43 AM

Re:KeystoneXL - "This is a desperate play by a company that knows it's on thin ice"

Request to suspend application makes it clear KXL has been defeated by the climate movement. Campaigners call on Obama to 'end this.'

By Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams
Published on
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Neil Young and Daryl Hannah walk with First Nations and climate activists during a 2014 protest at the National Mall in Washington D.C. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr)

......On Monday, TransCanada Corporation sent a letter (pdf) to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting the department to suspend its review of the Presidential Permit application for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, citing ongoing litigation in Nebraska over the pipeline route.

Environmental groups, which for years have fought an impressive grassroots battle against the international project, said the request was an indication that the pipeline giant knew it would not win approval under the current administration. Thus, TransCanada is calling a "timeout," hoping to push the decision ahead to a time when the declining oil markets—and perhaps government leadership—are more in their favor.

"This is a desperate play by a company that knows it's on thin ice," states a petition launched by climate group 350.org. It continues: "By calling for a suspension, TransCanada is hoping to avoid the pre-election rejection by President Obama that many are predicting. They are playing for time, hoping that by leaving the project in limbo they can avoid losing outright—and that maybe a year from now all those pesky activists will have gone away."...


A NYT article (won't allow copy/paste) posted 10 hours ago, saying that Obama will not allow them to stop his decision on KXL and that he is going to reject their application. This will make it so that even if a rethug or a willing corporate dem becomes our next president, they would have to start the application process over from scratch....


This is a WIN for activists!!! (kow)

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 09:40 AM

1. Good news but it may be because the price of oil is below production costs.


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Response to willvotesdem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 11:10 AM

2. That'd make sense if Obama decides to put the app on hold. (in hopes of prices rebounding in future)

But if he goes ahead and rejects it, its a win for the right reasons.

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