Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'Food stamp President' nixes tar sands pipeline

Washington – President Barack Obama rejected a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would course through the heart of the nation from Canadian prairies to Texas refineries.

A project of TransCanada Corp., the project would create 22,000 jobs in its construction and an estimated 180,000 ancillary positions servicing the project, according to petroleum interests touting the tar sands pipeline to Representatives and Senators.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue proclaimed that the Keystone XL pipeline would create 250,000 jobs, a figure declared "just not true" by environmentalists with such organizations as the National Resource Defense Council.

Still smarting from a comment by ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who called the President a “food stamp president” as he promised in remarks during a South Carolina Republican debate that he would empower minorities to get jobs, or better jobs, and wind up owning their own places of business, President Obama said there was insufficient time available to make an intelligent analysis of the environmental impact of the proposed pipeline.

If built, the Keystone Pipeline would carry tar sands strip-mined in Alberta, then steam-washed of petroleum content, to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur.

1 comment:

  1. Canada has stated if the Food Stamp President doesn't approve the XL pipeline the oil will go west over the utmost sensitive Rocky Mountains to the West Coast and then shipped to China. Understanding the ignorance of this president, it is time he went back to community agitating.