Pres. Obama has consistently fought a rearguard battle to prevent the Keystone XL pipeline.
First he hid behind waiting for the State Dept environmental review, which said there were no problems.
Then he his behind it wouldn’t create more jobs, it will as the State Dept said it would. 42,000 temp jobs and 3900 permanent. And that is just for the contraction and maintaining the pipeline. There are the jobs created in companies that supply material and put people back to work.
Then Obama said it wouldn’t lower prices for gasoline. It won’t but it will keep prices down which Obama DOESN’T WANT. He has consistently moved towards forcing prices higher.
Now he is using national security as an excuse, which is stupid. Even if not a drop of Canadian oil is refined for use in the US (there will be refining) that oil loosens the hold of OPEC and countries hostile to the US has on the world. Keystone XL ensures America’s security, not lessens it. It does lessen the hold foreign nations have on the US and our allies.
It also helps a loyal ally, Canada. And Canada is about fed up and will run a pipeline to their western coast. Nothing will stop the recovery and transport of the oil which is what the eco’s want.
Part of the Keystone KL oil will be refined for American use – jobs. Part will be loaded on tankers in the Gulf – jobs. And there is the money from fees and taxes that stay in the US
That oil will go to countries wanting trading partners that won’t try to force Islamic ideology on them enhancing their security and ours because these are the countries that stand by the US
So whose security is Obama looking after? Saudi Arabia? He certainly helped them by trying to drive up prices. I though he worked for the American people
Underlying all of it is a test of wills. Will America help set the world free of Islamic domination or knuckle under and take orders from foreign capitals?
Obama has found repeated excuses and it’s time he manned up and came to terms with who he works for and tell the world.