And what has Mr. Obama done? He's done just what he's done by shutting down drilling in the Gulf, forcing power plants to close, declaring war on our coal industry.... he's killed the project.
Not only that, but that Canadian oil is now going to be sent to our good friends in China.
Just another example of Mr. Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" policies.
Obama Delays Oil Pipeline Plan, Discards 20,000 Jobs
Roughly 20,000 oil industry construction jobs are being thrown under Obama’s 2012 campaign bus, largely because the president needs to pump up his sagging support among the environmentalists.
The pitch came Thursday when President Barack Obama put his leadership behind a State Department plan to study alternative routes for the pipeline, which is intended to bring oil from Alberta in Canada to oil refineries along the Gulf Coast.
“We should take the time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all the potential impacts are properly understood,” said Obama’s afternoon statement.
The construction jobs, and the revenue from operating the Keystone XL pipeline, may now go to Canadian workers.
That’s because Canadian government officials are already planning to help build a competing pipeline from Alberta’s oil fields to new West Coast ports near Vancouver. The likely destination point is the port of Kitimat in British Columbia.