Via NBC. I don’t know how many “reports” have essentially arrived at the same conclusion. A dozen, perhaps? But no matter. Look for Obama to continue his dithering. It’s what he does.
A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have a minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.
Given this evaluation of environmental impact, President Barack Obama and his administration will face increased pressure to approve the project, which enjoys widespread support among Republicans, and some measure of support among Democrats and allies of the administration, like labor unions.
The proposed pipeline would carry crude derived from oil sands in Canada to refineries in the United States.
If Obama and his delusional Hollywood buddies really are as concerned about the environment as they claim, they’d stop whining and get on board with this long-overdue infrastructure project. It’s worth repeating that no matter what Obama does, that oil’s going to be pumped out of the ground and transported to market. The only question is how. Transporting the oil by pipeline is more efficient — and far safer — than the alternative. Your move, Mr. President.