“Keystone XL is not an economic benefit to Americans who will see higher gas prices and bear all the risks. The pipeline is being built through America, but not for Americans.”
TransCanada delivers what local residents and landowners feared most about the Keystone XL pipeline; oil spills.
TransCanada's Russ Girling accused Obama of "choosing misplaced symbolism over merit and science, and allowed rhetoric to win out over reason"
Climate activist Bill McKibben expressed jubilation after President Obama announced his decision to deny the Keystone XL pipeline.
TransCanada claims they need more time to work with American officials but the real reason is to avoid a losing battle with President Obama
Under Republican control, Congress has not laid any taxes to provide for anything, much less for the general welfare of the people,
Republicans and the Koch brothers make no secret that next to taxes, there is no part of the federal government they despise more than the EPA, so it is a major slap in their faces that it was the agency they hate above all others that delivered the death knell of their 8 billion-dollar dream project.
Republicans are beginning the 114th Congress with the mindset that "nothing is going to get in the way of our team's focus on the Koch brothers' priorities" in quickly passing two bills the Koch brothers demand be acted on.
Now that Republicans will have control of both houses of Congress, they will start, immediately, passing legislation to revert back to Bush-era economics and undo the economic progress of the past six years.
Boehner needs to be thoroughly investigated by a House Ethics Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission, thrown out of Congress, and sent straight to prison. There is precedent to expel Boehner from Congress that involves another Ohio representative, James A. Traficant.
It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for a Republican, or a Republican-lite, voters of both parties will always opt for the real Republican; because they cannot trust a Democrat pandering for votes as a Republican. It is a lesson Senator Mary Landrieu, and soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would do well to heed.
At roughly 3:00 PM EST on the last day of January, the NY Times graced my email inbox with the headline, "Report may ease way to approval of Keystone pipeline."
Republicans are once again threatening to hold the debt limit hostage in return for a ransom payment that is, beyond belief, the height of insanity. Or is it really a calculated move to put America on a course for an economic catastrophe?
John Boehner continues using his position to lie to the American people to profit himself,and the oil industry that contributes heavily to his campaign. It's time to treat him like any other criminal.
The trend to label ordinary American activists as domestic terrorists is alarming, bringing to new reasons to revisit the PATRIOT act.
A bipartisan group of Senators decided that the oil industry should makes decisions reserved for the Executive Branch and they introduced a bill giving Congress supremacy over the President.
After the president mentioned climate change in his inaugural address, 44 Republicans and 9 Democrats responded by sending a letter to Obama demanding immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The President and Democrats could protect the environment and Americans' health if they informed the people that Canadian tar sand is not coming to America, but through it to China.
By denying the Keystone XL pipeline permit, President Obama may have prevented a repeat of the BP oil disaster that would have decimated America's Heartland.