Several member of Congress and members of obama Storm Troopers (the unions) are calling for a “complete and thorough investigation” into the Keystone XL Pipeline that would help decrease Americans dependence on foreign oil. This is nothing more than a stall tactic by King Rat’s administrations. The Democrats and Union Storm Troopers want to protect him (again) from having to make an important decision. They are afraid that his decision will have a negative impact on King Rat’s re-election chances. The Union Thugs would never tolerate that.
More than a dozen congressional Democrats have asked the White House to wait until the State Department’s Inspector General’s Office finishes its environmental-impact review of the Keystone XL pipeline before making a final decision on the project, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas.
The pipeline, an extension of TransCanada Corp.’s earlier Keystone 1, is a $7 billion project covering about 1,700 miles. It would cut through Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Illinois.
“This is a critically important issue for our environment and the energy future of our country,” said Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, who caucuses with Democrats and who – along with Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat – requested the review.
The State Department, which has said it hopes to give the White House its final decision by the end of the year, fell under sharp criticism last month for having a cozy relationship with TransCanada. Critics of the pipeline contend the State Department overlooked environmental concerns and point to emails between Marja Verloop at the State Department and Paul Elliott, a TransCanada lobbyist who used to work for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Fourteen congressional Democrats subsequently wrote to the inspector general, calling for a “full and thorough investigation” into the agency’s handling of the case.
“The primary objective of the review is to determine to what extent the department and all other parties involved complied with federal laws and regulations relating to the Keystone XL pipeline permit process,” wrote Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel.
After three years of delays, President Obama appears ready to give a green light to the Keystone project with State Department approval. It’s been a tricky situation for him with warring factions between his environmental and union supporters.
- Keystone pipeline decision faces special U.S. review (cbc.ca)
- State Department Inspector General To Review Keystone Pipeline Assessment (huffingtonpost.com)
- Keystone pipeline: State Department agrees to investigate charges (guardian.co.uk)