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White House press secretary Jay Carney first says Republicans "forced" President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn't turn down the pipeline.
"In terms of Keystone, as you all know, the history here is pretty clear. And the fact is because Republicans decided to play political with Keystone, their action essentially forced the administration to deny the permit process because they insisted on a time frame in which it was impossible to completely approve the pipeline," Carney said when asked about the pipeline by ABC News' Jake Tapper.
Later in the briefing, Carney says it is the Republicans' fault.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
So Obama is back to his old ``but but but but Bush!`` excuse...edit on 23-2-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealSpoke
Ah more propaganda to actually make people think there is a difference between the two parties.
Sad that ATS is buying it
Originally posted by Toolatetotalk
The pipeline will feed oil to US refinarys so we don't have to import as much.
What the republicans did this time was to shorten the timetable which resulted in there not being enough time to finish all the research on the effect on community, environment and supporting resources.
Debra Medina, a property rights activist and Republican, has counted 89 cases so far in Texas where TransCanada had exercised eminent domain, she said.
in Lamar County, the pipeline company took Julia Trigg Crawford's farm by eminent domain.
"I would never categorize myself as an environmentalist," Crawford told HuffPost. "I'm just a steward of my family's land." She lives with her 78-year-old father on a 600-acre farm near Paris that her grandfather bought in 1948. "I have no political affiliation," she said. "I'm just a girl that wants to protect a thing my grandfather bought."