ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONTROL OBAMA
By: Edward P. Shallow
Can there be any doubt President Obama takes his orders from the EPA and all the evidence points that way.
Consider the president has halted all drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and yet nine other nations are drilling there now, including China.
At the writing, the United States has the opportunity to greatly reduce our dependence on Mid East oil by accepting the Keystone XL Pipeline
Benefits Keystone XL Are Certain: (The following from TransCanada, in business to deliver).
TransCanada believes Keystone XL will ultimately be approved, as it is too important to the U>S. economy and its national interest. As well, Keystone XL remains the best option for producers to supply crude oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast Refineries.
The U.S. consumes 15 million barrels of oil each day and imports 10 to 11 million barrels per day. Industry forecasts predict oil consumption will continue at these levels for the next two to three decades, so a secure supply of crude oil is critical to U.S. energy security.
Keystone XL is shovel-ready. TransCanada is poised to put 13,000 Americans to work to construct the pipeline – pipe fitters, welders, mechanics, electricians, heavy equipment operators, among other jobs–in addition to 7,000 manufacturing jobs that would be created across the U.S.
Additionally, local businesses along the pipeline route will benefit from the 118,000 spin-off jobs Keystone XL will create through increased business for local goods and service providers.
TransCanada looks forward to concluding the U.S. regulatory review process and beginning the important work of building Keystone XL. The safe and reliable operation of our pipelines and infrastructure has been TransCanada’s priority for 60 years.
This same commitment will drive us forward in the years ahead .
I feel Newt Gingrich’s statement condemning Obama administration delay of Keystone Pipeline was concise and deserves noting, I quote in full.
“Once again, President Obama has demonstrated that he cares more about appeasing radical constituencies than making energy more affordable for American families and businesses, creating more American jobs, and lowering our dependence on oil from unfriendly nations.
Only days after we learned that at least 9% of Americans were unemployed for the 30th straight month, the President has made a decision that will only prolong this suffering by delaying a project that could have created 20,000 new American jobs next year. The Keystone XL pipeline would have sent 700,000barrels of oil a day from Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, The Dakotas, and Alberta to Gulf Coast refinereries, which would lower staggering gas and diesel prices for Americans and replace oil imports from overseaS.
The Keystone XL pipeline creates critical infrastructure for American economy without a single penny of taxpayer money. As part of my Day One Plan in the 21st Century Contract with America, I will approve this project on the first day of my administration.”