President Obama continues to pander to left wing environmentalists who have no intention of doing what is best for the American people or the environment. His decision to block the Keystone pipeline was calculated entirely on a reelection strategy and not on creating jobs for those looking for work.
If you ask (almost) anyone in this country if they would rather import oil from Canada or OPEC, the answer is simple. Even Obama’s job council disagrees with his decision not to mention the Washington Post which is dumbfounded at Obama’s reasoning.
?Continuing to deliver inexpensive and reliable energy,? the council reported, ?is going to require the United States to optimize all of its natural resources and construct pathways (pipelines, transmission and distribution) to deliver electricity and fuel.?
It added that regulatory ?and permitting obstacles that could threaten the development of some energy projects, negatively impact jobs and weaken our energy infrastructure need to be addressed.?
Mr. Obama?s Jobs Council could start by calling out .?.?. the Obama administration.
When jobs matter, Obama is focused on reelection. I wonder what creating 20,000 jobs would do for the American economy, not to mention those state economies on the pipeline route.
Without the pipeline, Canada would still export its bitumen ? with long-term trends in the global market, it?s far too valuable to keep in the ground ? but it would go to China. And, as a State Department report found, U.S. refineries would still import low-quality crude ? just from the Middle East. Stopping the pipeline, then, wouldn?t do anything to reduce global warming, but it would almost certainly require more oil to be transported across oceans in tankers.
So the gist of Obama’s pipeline decision is that the USA will continue to import this amount of oil from the middle east, while Canada can do business with China, and American citizens lose out on much needed jobs.