Will Obama finally confront activists over Keystone XL?

02/07/2014
Now that the US State Department has determined completion of the Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t aggravate climate change, the president logically and at last will approve the border crossing—won’t he? Don’t count on it. If Barack Obama were inclined to grant the presidential permit required for cross-border transit, he would have done so by now. He has not because environmental activists have chosen to treat Keystone XL as the doom of humanity. The State Department’s final environmental impact statement implies they’re exaggerating. In response, they threaten to hit the streets. The Hill reported comments by Jamie Hegg of the extremist group 350.org, who called the Keystone controversy “t...
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