The politics of Keystone are moving against Obama.
Environment and Energy Daily reports,
The politically charged showdown over the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a dramatic turn yesterday, as the company behind the $7 billion Canada-to-U.S. link shifted its previous position and agreed to route it away from an ecologically sensitive area that had drawn high-level GOP criticism.
The compromise from Alberta-based TransCanada Corp., which until last week had opposed a push to reroute its 1,700-mile project away from the Nebraska Sandhills, was not directly billed as a bid to force the Obama administration’s hand after officials announced Thursday that they would put off a final decision on the pipeline until after the 2012 election.
Despite the compromise, Obama is trying to kill the pipeline by delay. According to the Washington Post:
“Nothing has changed in the process since Thursday’s announcement,” the State Department said after Pourbaix’s offer.
“Any new proposed routes will be subject to the thorough, rigorous and transparent review process we have undertaken throughout,” deputy spokesman Mark Toner said late Monday.
We predict the Keystone XL controversy will not end well for Obama or the greens.