Congressional Democrats will do anything to delay the XL Keystone Pipeline beyond the 2012 election. President Obama has to please his environmental supporters to ensure they come out to vote. Despite recent positive job figures, too many Americans are still unemployed and the growth of the economy is expected to continue to slow.
Arabia and Venezuela, is looking to diversify its energy market. To this end Prime Minister Stephen Harper is visiting China this week to make the case for the export of Canada’s oil to China. It is beyond believe that the Obama Administration would block a pipeline that would provide oil from a friendly country and continue to import Middle East oil.
The environmentalists are really not interested in the Keystone XL pipeline, but want to shut down the Alberta Oil Sands. Where is their rationale? Oil will be with us for some time to come. Even ethanol has been impacting the cattle industry, since it reduces supply for feed and has raised crop prices significantly. Somebody needs to wake up and smell the roses. The Obama Administration stance on this pipeline is irrational.
Republicans, with North Dakota Senator John Hoeven leading the way, are pushing to pass legislation asserting Congress’ authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. After all, the Constitution gives the Congress the power to regulate international trade, not the President alone.
In response, Democrats are throwing up more roadblocks, including legislation that would block the export of any oil transported on the pipeline if it is allowed to be