“The administration plans to study rerouting the Keystone XL pipeline until after next year’s election, delaying needed jobs and energy. By that time, Canada’s oil will be on its way to China,” says Investor’s Business Daily.
IBD points out:
Environmentalists say the pipeline would endanger the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska and other states along the route. Yet they ignore the fact that 50,000 miles of pipeline already crisscrosses the U.S., including Nebraska. The technology is neither new nor unsafe. One of these is the Keystone 1 pipeline, which already carries crude from the oil sands.
America needs reliable energy and jobs. President Obama needs campaign donations and foot soldiers.
Unfortunately, he has once again chosen self-interest over the national interest.