posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:17 PM
One of the big reasons that Obama turned down the Keystone pipeline was that the Republicans gave him, in the Defense Appropriation that he needed,
this unrelated rider that INSISTED that the President decide on Keystone within something like 20 days - just to rush him into it, despite some
serious questions about its effect on the ecosystem, its safety, and its necessity. It was a continuous pipeline that would require, at some point,
building or digging every inch of the way from the Canadian border down to around Oklahoma; very expensive and the Repubs were already lined up to
see that much of that money went into their pockets.
Since they tried to rush the President, and at the same time giving him all sorts of sh!t about his recess appointments and the like, his rushed
decision was No.