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Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:51 PM

House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision

shed on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by CommonDreams.org

House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision


House Republicans now have the clock ticking on President Obama's timeline for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

From The Hill:

House Republicans are putting more pressure on President Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, unveiling a clock that counts the number of days since the president signed legislation requiring a speedy verdict on the project.

Obama signed broad payroll tax cut legislation last month that includes a GOP-backed provision requiring him to make a decision on the pipeline within 60 days.

“Will President Obama choose jobs and energy security for America?” says the countdown clock unveiled Wednesday by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “America is waiting for President Obama's decision.”

The countdown clock marks the latest push by Republicans to pressure Obama to approve the project, which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

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Reply House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision (Original post)
G_j Jan 2012 OP
L. Coyote Jan 2012 #1
Bragi Jan 2012 #2
ProfessionalLeftist Jan 2012 #3
Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #4
BeHereNow Jan 2012 #7
lark Jan 2012 #5
G_j Jan 2012 #8
dmosh42 Jan 2012 #6

Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. Many more jobs will be created if Obama nixes this and promotes clean energy instead.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. yep! /nt

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:06 PM

3. Exactly. He should reject the filthy, useless thing

and move on to more beneficial projects.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. "which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast. "

and then ship the product elsewhere. Basically, we take all of the environmental risks for a short term jobs program.

Screw that...invest in renewable energy projects that are long term investments in our energ, economic, and environmental security. Veto this POS legislation, then contrast it with a bill that will really help the middle-class with jobs and clean energy.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 01:42 AM

7. Exactly- once again, the Republicans aren't telling the whole truth are they?

But their true believers are so ignorant they don't ask
what happens to the crude after it is refined.
Americans PAY on all levels so that multi national energy companies
can benefit on the global market.
Never mind the risk to average Americans and the environment.
BHN

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:03 PM

5. Want to bet that he won't approve this?

He rarely will take a stand against big business or against Repugs. Besides the State Dept. was already sold on this and rumor had it that he was supportive of it too, prior to leftists/enviromentalist making a big deal. It's way better than even money that he will let this go thru.

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 01:50 AM

8. now that all those arrests in front of the WH

are 'distant memories. Will it take doing it all over again, and.. again?

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. Would be better building a refinery in Montana, just to bust balls!

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