Nov 8th 2015, 15:11:43
Once again, President Obama has made his environmentalist friends and his rich billionaire friends happy. What about the little people? Oh, they don't matter compared to "win" that the environmentalists achieved and the billions that his friend will make. The little people can fend for themselves when disaster strikes. Besides, when disaster does strike, that will be another opportunity to talk about how the liberal government can help the little people stay exactly where the liberal government wants them.
At least President Obama is being consistent, he says he cares about one thing and then does the very actions which assault the things he cares about. This decision will not stop this Canadian Oil from being used. This decision will cause increased green house gas emissions from the use of less efficient transportation methods. Green house gas emissions will be further exacerbated by the logistical changes that farmers in the US and Canada will have to make to get their food to market. The extra cost for more polluting methods of transportation will of course be borne most heavily by poorer people.
President Obama's denial of the Keystone Pipeline is delusional at best. Every point he's made is countered by reality. The facts are that a pipeline from Canada through the US is by far the least polluting way to transport the oil and the safest way as well. Any environmental concerns that are legitimate could have been satisfied by route changes, enhanced construction, and monitoring requirements.