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Keystone Pipeline: Round 2

By GOPUSA Staff

The TransCanada Corporation has regrouped after Barack Obama's initial rejection of it's Keyston Pipeline and is trying again. The company has slightly altered the route to address Obama's supposed environmental concerns. Will it matter? Or is Obama set on preventing tens of thousands of new jobs all in the name of "green" energy?

U.S. President Barack Obama rejected the full $7.6 billion project early this year due to concerns about the proposed northern portion of the route near an aquifer in Nebraska. Obama has expressed support for the southern portion.

TransCanada has been negotiating with Nebraska state officials over a new route and hopes to have the northern part of the pipeline in service by the end of 2014 or early 2015, assuming it wins State Department approval by the first quarter of next year. That portion would cost $5.3 billion.

The move angered environmentalists, who had claimed the last rejection as a victory in their battle against what they say are oil spill risks and rising greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands development. Last year they staged noisy protests against the project in Washington and elsewhere, leading to some arrests.

Read the full story at Fox Business

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    May 5, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    When it comes to doing something ‘right’ Odumbo always leans to the ‘extreme far left’. His base simply will not allow this ‘economic juggernaut’[in his mind ONLY] to be ‘more flexible’ in understanding that the country is going over the cliff.

    My,my the sheer and utter contemptibility of this walking dope is unimaginable. [Yet we are witnessing it first-hand].
    How do you spell [blithering idiot]? With one or two capital Obamas?

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  2. Anthony WingersComment by Anthony Wingers
    May 5, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Obama is set on preventing tens of thousands of new jobs. period. end.

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  3. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    May 5, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I think his plan was to approve it in the fall to help his election chances … then let it get tied up in the courts forever, pleasing his tree-hugger friends.
    Congress put a timeline on it that didn’t benefit him, so he killed it.

    This reassesment is just another chance for him to do what he originally planned.

    He doesn’t really care whether it’s a good idea for the nation, or not.

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      May 6, 2012 @ 9:52 am

      You are sooooo right!

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  4. bna42Comment by bna42
    May 5, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    The article I read on this new plan said that Keystone wanted to connect to a pipeline already in Nebraska. If there is already a pipeline in use in Nebraska, what’s all the worry about environmental damage, safety, security, and all the other excuses the tree-huggers have used to kill this project?

    It seems that the liberals do not possess the ability to reason, think, or comprehend.

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    • Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
      May 5, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

      No, no they don’t.

      For a time, I was a California Department of Forestry Wildland Firefighter, specifically a sawyer.

      I was cutting down trees to save the rest of the bloody forest, but kept having trouble because my chain would catch and snap on metal spikes they’d drive into the wood (called “spiking a tree” in their vocabulary of stupid). It’s their little way of trying to dismember or grievously injure loggers.

      What was that about unintended consequences, again?

      I’ve done more for the environment than those retards ever will. Yet I’m the evil one. REALLY?!

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  5. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    May 6, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Time will tell, but I’d bet he approves it this time. Before the timing was wrong. Now that it’s closer to the election, he will approve it all the while saying look what I’ve done, the jobs I’ve created, etc. He can tell the environmentalist, what’s you problem, I disapproved it and got it re-routed.

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