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Great news: Obama to delay the Keystone Pipeline for at least another six months

Par for the course, unfortunately, for our dithering President. And I’m sure that there will be another delay in six months for Obama to further "study" the most studied pipeline in American history.

The Obama administration’s decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will not be made until at least June, a U.S. official said, which would delay the project for months and frustrate backers of Canada’s oil sands.

"We’re talking the beginning of summer at the earliest," said the source, who did not want to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the TransCanada Corp project, which has been pending for more than four and a half years. "It’s not weeks until the final decision. It’s months."

A series of steps still have to be taken by the State Department, where the decision will be made because the 830,000 barrels per day crude oil pipeline crosses the national border. The pipeline will link Alberta’s oil sands and North Dakota’s Bakken shale fields to refineries and ports in Texas.

With oil prices again on the rise despite the moribund Obama economy, now is not the time for further dithering by the community organizer-in-chief. A few days ago it appeared that Obama’s final excuse for delay had been removed when Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed off on the new pipeline route through his state. After that, even the far-left editorial board at the Washington Post was forced to admit that Obama was out of excuses, and that the project should go forward:

After years of federal review, there was little question last year that construction of the pipeline, which would transport heavy, oil-like bitumen from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico coast, should proceed. Thousands of miles of pipeline already crisscross this country. An environmental analysis had concluded that the risks of adding this new stretch were low. An economic review had found that Canada would get its bitumen to the world market — if not via pipeline to the gulf, then very likely by ship to China. Supply would make it to demand, one way or another…

The election is past, TransCanada has reapplied with a new proposed route, and this week Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) signed off on the plan, following an analysis from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. The regulators found that the new route would avoid the Sand Hills and other areas of concern.

But that’s still not enough for Obama, who’s far more interested in enriching his wealthy cronies than securing safe, reliable sources of energy for America. Close to one year ago, Canadian talk show host Ezra Levant eviscerated Obama for his nonsensical delays over what should be a no-brainer for any president with even a trace of competence. Unfortunately for us, though, that excludes the current occupant of the White House. Levant’s analysis is as relevant today is it was last year, and it’s worth another look as we prepare for gasoline prices to once again head north to $4 per gallon … and beyond.

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  • dave7777

    Anything to keep our economy in shrinking mode. Does anybody know the latest about the offshore drilling in the gulf? I know it was halted by Obama and the halt was stayed by the court.

    • conservativemama

      Good question.  I’d like to know as well.

    • BlueGood

       Thank you for posting that clip again C4P….We Conservative Canadians are darn PROUD of Ezra & the whole team at

      They are currently applying to the Leftoid run CRTC for a new license to be carried on basic cable….

      It is our ONLY Conservative news source on TV.

      If you care to, your comments to the CRTC would be welcome to help get Sun News license through!

  • Lennart Bilén

    Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.
    I’ve been workin’ on Obama,
    All the live long day.
    And I told him without drama
    Ship the oil my way.
    Don’t you hear the hot air blowing?
    Rise from the pundits every morn.
    Don’t you hear the people shouting
    “Sarah, won’t you run?
    ”Sarah, won’t you run,
    Sarah, won’t you run,
    Sarah, won’t you run the race for us?
    Sarah, won’t you run,
    Sarah, won’t you run,
    Sarah, won’t you run the race?
    Something big is cooking with Sarah.
    Something is cooking up, I know.
    Something big is cooking with Sarah
    Strumming on the old banjo.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-lies
    Fee, fie, fiddle-my-Obama.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-lies
    Strumming on the old banjo.

    Can you say "Crony Capitalism?

    • johnfromcanada

      Of course trains transporting oil are much safer than pipelines. NOT!, proving O’s green credentials are phony, phony, phony. 

  • Patriot41

    Why is anyone surprised that Obama has been dragging his feet on the Keystone pipeline?  Has he not already been spending billions of stimulus dollars on failing green energy projects and propaganda, for renewable energy?  What makes anyone wonder what he will do next?

    It should also be noted, that the pipeline would also be carrying natural gas to our ports, for shipment of LNG to nations that have been rapidly converting over to LNG as a source of energy, i.e. Japan.  Currently, there are eight request for regulatory permits sitting on Obama’s desk, to construct LNG conversion plants, for shipping purposes.  It would seem very obvious to me, that any thinking individual could arrive at the conclusion, that Obama has no intentions on putting our natural energy resources to good use.

    As for the higher oil prices, I find that they are indeed another form of deception.  Here in the U.S. alone, we are now pumping more oil and natural gas, then our country needs to survive on.  In fact, we do not have adequate refinery facilities to handle what we now have in storage.  The citizens of our nation are being both conned and raped at the same time, when it comes to our energy needs and reserves.

    • alien4palin

      Agree!!! At this stage of the game, no one should be surprised. Follow the money!!!

      Lies, spins, delays and obfuscates is their Game whilst stealing Tax Payers dollars to give to their cronies and some of that will automatically find their way back to line their own pockets

  • Jon Kelly

    THE BIGGEST TAX PAYMENT MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS PAY IS AT THE GAS TANK.  In the campaign to the Republican Eastern Establishment gas prices were a side issue. SARAH PALIN is the "ONLY" political leader to whom DRILL – BABY DRILL means political and economic freedom. WHY – because she is a COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVE. It’s just common sense!!!!!!!!!

    • alien4palin


  • alien4palin

    Doug, thank you for posting this!!! Excellent video.
    Love you & thank you, Ezra!!! keep up the good work.

    Lies, delay and obfuscate is their Game.

  • MJScanlonOH

    Lord, deliver us from the tyrant Obama…Proverbs 11:3 & 4 AMP, and also 13:13 AMP. In addition Proverbs 28, (the whole Chapter in the Amplified Translation) speaks to what is happening in our country. We need prayer and action to turn this around….one heart, one vote at a time….

    • alien4palin

       "We need prayer and action to turn this around….one heart, one vote at a time…."

      Totally agree!!! One heart, one vote at a time….is the only option.
      America’s  Beacon on " The Shining City in the Hill " needs reigniting and it is solely up to We,The People to do it. Those who took custody of it are hell bent on dimming it forever.

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