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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:17 PM

 

President Obama OBLITERATES Any Republican Hopes That Keystone XL Will Be Approved [View all]






President Obama appeared to crush all Republican hope that Keystone XL will ever be approved while he is president during a town hall in South Carolina.



Transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: Well, for those of you who havenít been following this, the Keystone pipeline is a proposed pipeline that runs from Canada through the United States down to the Gulf of Mexico. Its proponents argue that it would be creating jobs in the United States. But the truth is itís Canadian oil thatís then going to go to the world market. It will probably create about a couple thousand construction jobs for a year or two, but only create about 300 permanent jobs.


The reason that a lot of environmentalists are concerned about it is the way that you get the oil out in Canada is an extraordinarily dirty way of extracting oil. And obviously, there are always risks in piping a lot of oil through Nebraska farmland and other parts of the country.


What weíve done is I vetoed it because the Congress was trying to short-circuit a traditional process that we go through. I havenít made a final determination on it, but what Iíve said is, is that weíre not going to authorize a pipeline that benefits largely a foreign company if it canít be shown that it is safe and if it canít be shown that overall it would not contribute to climate change.
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And you might think, well, you know, getting warmer, thatís no big deal ó folks in South Carolina, weíre used to dealing with hot weather; we can manage. But understand that when you start having overall global temperatures go up, even if it means more snow in some places, or more rain in some places ó itís not going to be hotter in every single place, but the overall temperature is going up ó that starts changing weather patterns across the globe. It starts raising ocean levels. It starts creating more drought and wildfires in some places.


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Those do not sound like the remarks of a president who is inclined to approve Keystone XL. In fact every time the president has spoken about Keystone, he states that he has not made a final decision, but he makes the exact argument that opponents of the pipeline use. It is easy to see that there is virtually no chance that Keystone XL will be approved while Barack Obama is president. The president is not giving Republicans a shred of hope. It is obvious that he doesnít support the pipeline, and his remarks were a destruction of the Republican hope that Keystone will ever be approved.




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