Thursday, November 05, 2015

State Department rejects Transcanada's request to pause review of Keystone XL pipeline. It seems likely the President wants to kill the deal himself before leaving office.

Courtesy of Reuters:  

The United States formally denied a request on Wednesday to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration. 

TransCanada Corp's request to the State Department for a delay was seen by many as an attempt to postpone the decision until after President Barack Obama left office and a new president more friendly to the plan took over in 2017. 

The White House declined to comment on the State Department's decision.

There was a lot of hand wringing after news broke about  Transcanada's request, with many fearing it was a strategic move to keep the deal alive until a Republican won the White House.

However it appears that most of that concern was for naught.

I think that much like that drilling project by Shell in the Arctic, that President Obama has had a plan all along, and as usual played it close to the vest.

I have every confidence that he is going to going to kill this pipeline deal, and therefore relieve Hillary of the responsibility, and secure his legacy as a warrior against climate change.


  1. I honestly don't understand how even the reighwingnuts aren't against this Kochpipeline to China. This pipeline gave the power of Eminent Domain to a fricking foreign country. This pipeline will create very few jobs BUT, it will destroy and put at risk, American soil. You have to be a special kind of stupid to back this. I hope Obama shoves this pipeline up TransCanada's ass.

    1. Anonymous7:02 PM

      Well, and the oil, once refined and fouling Houston's already bad air quality, was going to China, not the US. The lying and deceit not his project was amazing, even for the Kochs. And BOEHNER owns stock in TransCanada..why was that such a deep dark secret? Hillary has to release emails concerning Chelsea's wedding, but Speaker Boehner was allowed to try to profit on a pipeline owned by a foreign nation? Come on your jobs.

    2. It's not just putting American soil at risk. It's risking American drinking water for hundreds of thousands of American citizens.

      It should be killed.

      Now, how do we put a stake in the heart of Pebble Mine?

  2. Anonymous1:12 PM


    1. Why?

      Shouldn't they be given an equal opportunity to ridicule Trump like they did Palin?

      Between SNL and David Letterman her and McCain never had a chance.

      Let SNL hang Trump out to dry too.

      Being a Republican he'll never get a clue they are laughing at him, not with him.

  3. Anonymous1:21 PM

    I see a Facebook screed coming from a quitter and defunct energy expert.

    We get it how the thought of a McCain country got folks to the voting booth.
    McCain on the Country’s Top Energy Expert

  4. Anonymous2:13 PM

    This is very encouraging news!

  5. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Now THIS is the president I voted for!

  6. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Love him - hate her.

    Kill, baby, Kill!

    (pipelines, that is - with a pen)

    1. Anonymous7:02 PM

      Hate her? Hillary? Too bad..she will be our next President and she will be great.

  7. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Good Going, President Obama. Hope he dismantles it and uses it either for infrastructure or to build his Library.

  8. TransCanada tried to pause it because somebody in the State department told them Obama was going to deny it. (Corporate espionage? Of, course!)

    With a pause, there was a slim hope of trying again with a different President.

    By then, the water wars may be already on the horizon. Better to stop this filthy pipeline now.

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