Alan Note: Canada has accepted now to sell the Keystone oil to oil hungry China instead of to the USA.
CORRUPT, self-serving HALF-ARAB, Iranian backed Obama not only refuses to decrease our need and reliance on Arab and Iranian oil but does everything he can to block any solution such as the Canadian Keystone pipeline because his re-election needs far outwweigh those of America and our self-sufficiency.
The mindless environmentalists have threatened to oppose his re-election of he allows Canadian oil into the USA via the Keystone pipeline even though they will reroute it around the contentious aquafer! THUS ALREADY RESOLVING ANY PROBLEM, OBJECTION OR CHALLENGE!!!
The Unions who want the jobs this creates have nowhere else to go except Obama so he is throwing their desires under the bus for now. And if he loses the elections, who cares about the Unions
Remember the State Department is part of and under the White House Administration of Obama! NOT an independent organization and Hillary Clinton is either obeying his destructive orders or fully in favor of our need to rely on foreign oil.
This was already shown when he sent $2 BILLION to Brazil for deep water drilling and refused permission to drill offshore in America. One of his puppeteers George Soros' investment in Petrobras Brazil was icing on the cake.
State Department Won't Budge on Call for Pipeline Review Despite Rerouting
By Doug McKelway
Published November 15, 2011
Nov. 6, 2011: Demonstrators carry a giant mock pipeline while calling for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline during a rally in front of the White House.
A day after Canadian oil company TransCanada agreed to reroute its proposed Keystone oil pipeline around Nebraska' ecologically sensitive Ogallala Aquifer, the State Department refused to budge on a new environmental review of the project that is not slated for completion until 2013 -- after the presidential election.
The State Department on Tuesday denied that the delay is designed to appease environmentalists, a core constituency of the Obama administration.
"I can only say, as we've said repeatedly on the record, that the White House had no bearing on the decision-making process," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday. "The State Department has the lead on this issue, and we're going about it in a very transparent and apolitical way."
But representatives of the oil industry beg to differ.
"Unfortunately, this was clearly a political decision on the part of the president. He sacrificed 20,000 new American jobs to save one and that was his own job," said Jack Gerrard of the American Petroleum Institute. "We believe the president should quickly reconsider that the decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline determination and to get focused on jobs and energy production."
The delay has sparked a firestorm of political broadsides. At a time when the president has been effectively accusing congressional Republicans of blocking his energy and job creation agenda, they used the Keystone delay to fire back during a Capitol Hill Press conference Tuesday.
"Here we have a president going off to Australia and playing golf in Hawaii. The guy sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is destroying this country," said Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
"The keystone cops in the White House have done an injustice to the American people," added Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif.
While the president is taking fire from Republicans on the Keystone delay, he is also having to navigate a treacherous path between core constituencies in his own party -- environmentalists and big labor.
In statement issued late Tuesday, Mark H. Ayers, president of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO said: "We are deeply disappointed that the president decided to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project. We believe that construction of the Keystone pipeline met many of the administration's stated energy security goals; goals that are, indeed, shared by America's building trades unions and its 2 million members."
Even the question of how many jobs the pipeline will produce is now in great dispute.
A new study by Cornell University found that the figure of 20,000 direct pipeline construction jobs, and as many as half a million residual jobs often cited by the oil industry, is grossly overstated. It found that the project will only produce in the neighborhood of 2,500-4,650 temporary construction jobs.
But as is typical of this incendiary issue, the oil industry is, in turn , fighting back.
"It's very clear that the Cornell study doesn't come from the Cornell Economics Department, because it's just blatantly false, and it's just inaccurate,." said Gerrard. "If you could imagine somebody concluding you'd have very little jobs creation over a $7 billion investment, 1,700 miles in the United States touching on seven different states. This is something with the simple stroke of the pen, the president could launch perhaps the most shovel-ready project in the United States today."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/15/state-department-wont-budge-on-call-for-pipeline-review-despite-rerouting/#content#ixzz1dqB3mIJl