- The word goes out that Obama kills 20,000 jobs for the EPA, whose votes is president seeking?
- So Canada will just run the pipeline to the west for Japan and China.
- This is crazy!
- By refusing to approve a project that would have increased the flow of oil into the country from a friendly nation, Obama has shown that getting closer to genuine energy independence through projects that are not pie-in-the-sky “green” boondoggles is not something that interests him. While, as a report in Politico noted, there seemed little political incentive for Obama to pull the trigger on Keystone XL one way or the other now, next summer may be a different story. If oil prices go up next year as the result of further turmoil in the Middle East or a conflict involving Iran, the president may regret a short-sighted political calculation that will decrease the country’s ability to avoid dependence on the Persian Gulf and other oil-rich hotspots.
Read more from Commentary Magazine by Jonathan S.Tobin.