Obama to Deny Keystone XL Permit But Allow TransCanada to Reapply With Alternate Pipeline Route

 Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin tweets:

Obama can say that the GOP forced his hand, requiring him to make a decision on the original pipeline route, which too many people, including those in Nebraska, objected to.  Obama can also say that the GOP required a decision before he could go through the rigorous process needed to develop a new pipeline route and do the environmental impact analysis of it.

This was Obama’s widely expected fudge.  And if you like fudge, it’s very tasty.  But is it really good for you?

With the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, The Oil Goes to China, the Permanent Jobs Go to Canada, We Get the Spills, and the World Gets Warmer.  Is the decision really that hard?

Think Progress / By Joe Romm | Sourced from

Posted at January 18, 2012, 6:23am