The recent events regarding the Keystone Project have shone a light on the Environmentalist movement and the Obama administration.
The running of a pipeline through the Dakotas is safe and everyone knows it. We have 25,000 miles of pipe there already and we have studied this for about 3 years. We don’t know how to lay pipe? Gimme a break.
I respect the Environmentalist right to oppose the pipeline but they should be honest about the reason. The real reason is they DO NOT WANT THE OIL SUPPLY AVAILABLE TO THE UNITED STATES – REGARDLESS OF HOW SAFE IT IS. They fear the introduction of a long-term supply of affordable oil. This is a major setback for environmentalist initiatives. They feel if oil gets too expensive we will have to leave it. OK – I understand the logic – but why not be truthful about it. This BS about more study being needed is sickening.
President Obama is equally two-faced. Here is a project that he knows will bring jobs, affordable energy and security to our energy supply. Yet he turns it down and babbles the same BS. His plan is OK it after the election to get the jobs. So – in the meantime we risk our energy supply to Iran and unemployment drags along.