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January 18, 2012

"UNCONSCIONABLE" — President Obama denies Keystone XL permit

January 18, 2012
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For Immediate Release
January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON DC — Upon news today that President Obama would formally reject the Keystone XL pipeline permit, IER President Thomas Pyle released the following statement:

“Tens of thousands of American jobs died today because of the president’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit. For more than two years, the administration has delayed, hoping to get past 2012 without having to reveal the president’s true anti-job, anti-energy agenda. Because of today’s announcement, Americans will continue to send $70 million overseas every day to purchase foreign oil that could be coming from right here in North America.

Today, the president has clearly said that the creation of tens of thousands of American jobs and a stronger relationship with our closest trade partner was not in the national interest. Out-of-work Americans are surely asking themselves what nation’s interest the president is considering? It certainly isn’t America’s — not our energy security and not our economy.

Moreover, it is an insult to the American people that he president has to hide behind Secretary Hillary Clinton to kill Keystone XL. Rather than coming out and saying what we already know — that he has chosen to side with environmental radicals and the EPA against job creators and hardworking, taxpaying men and women — he’s blaming his failure on the inability to finish a State Department review within the statutory timeframe. That timeframe, by the way, was approved by a Democrat-controlled Senate.

The president’s actions today are unconscionable. It is raw political hubris at its very worst. Every time the President has wanted something, he’s been more than willing to fast track it. He fast tracked Obamacare. He fast-tracked his trillion dollar stimulus. He fast tracked cap-and-trade. He’s fast tracked EPA regulations and Solyndra loans. But today, he claims he doesn’t have the time to do a thorough job.

It’s time for this president to stop worrying about his own job, and start worrying about millions of Americans who haven’t had a job since he took office.”


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  • Im starting to believe this government can no longer work in our best interest. Im starting to hope for a civil war with a new start.. It will happen one day and i know many stock piling weapons for when it does.

  • It’s time for this president to be thrown out of office!!!!

  • he doesnt care one iota about americans!!!! all he wants is our money!!!

  • OMG – OBAMA MUST GO.   Obama has an agenda and so far alot of Americans are going along with it.  AMERICA – it is time to wake up. Is anybody listening??

  • this should be no surprise when he told us he was going to kill the economy during his run for the white house ……….just seems no one was listening

  • Anonymous

    Obummer and his cohorts need to go… Impeach anbd then press charges of treason!

  • Not sure how this man can still be in the white house….please tell me he is not going to try to run for
    re-election because he will be laughed right out of the polls…..Americans know that he doesnt give a crap about us that we are on our own because all he is worried about is……NOTHING…..he just wanted to say he was the first black in the white house……to bad he didnt have a clue on what do do once he got in there

    •  Sadly, there are thousands upon thousands of illegals that will be voting for him, plus all the dead people they can muster and all the people the unions can bring in from other states to your  for the purpose of double and triple voting.. That is why they won’t allow picture ID to be eligible to vote, and we (most of us) sit on our thumb twirling and hoping someone will do something about this situation.. Someone passed away years age, so he can’t help…

  • Obama is a true idiot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • What tge hell does Hilary have to do with the pipeline. The dakotas and montana could have had access to the pipeline;$20,000 immediate jobs lost; 100,000 eventual jobs lost. How many $billions lost revenue. 20 billion to Brazil for their oil extraction $70Billion to foreign oil; The Sauds,China investing in Cuban oil efforts with Venisaulan help. He don’t have time – from what,,,,hoops??;Golf??; another Vacation??…Oh,oh Iknow fund raising.oh no wiat , yeah of course ALL OF IT. This guy gotta go and we thought Biden was a dip..

  • Anonymous

    How are you guys just accepting this spoon feeding?  This web site seems to have been set up by big-oil interests and is so obviously biased.  Regardless of who we think should be in the Oval Office, think this one through, people.  Would you really want a big pipeline running through your backyard just so we can have a big smoke cloud over Canada and a few construction jobs for a couple years?  Let’s keep extracting oil from other parts of the world…  North America will be sitting on a gold mine when it all runs out.

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