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Keystone XL decision may be first policy test in second Obama term

Oil & Gas Journal -- US President Barack Obama’s decision on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project could be the first major policy test in the president’s second term, American Petroleum Institute officials said.

“It will be the first serious test,” API Pres. Jack N. Gerard said during a Nov. 14 luncheon at the IHS Forum. “If he denies the application, it will show climate and emissions matter more than jobs and economic growth to his administration.”

Obama should give voters what they asked for in the Nov. 6 elections and approve the project at his earliest opportunity, API Executive Vice-Pres. Marty Durbin recommend on Nov. 15.

“He has the authority to approve this [cross-border] permit tomorrow,” he told reporters during a teleconference.


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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:37:01 AM

Sorry nomad.... the GOP isn't interested in jobs or clean water, air or even protecting wildlife.....just how much clean (untraceable) money they can get.....
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:34:18 PM

We do not need the XL pipeline and I’m getting really tired of hearing about it. It is designed to carry trash oil from the tar sands to the Gulf cost, more than likely for export. Canada should wise up and leave that junk in the ground instead of widening their environmental disaster in the sub-arctic.
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nomad228
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:32:47 PM

no, it will show that jobs and people being able to survive in this economy are just as important as the epa blocking jobs until they decide to see the pipeline can be built while keeping the earth safe.the air clean,the waters drinkable,the wildlife protected and make fuel costs go back to where everyone can afford to buy the necessities of life again.in other words it's not a either or scenario.
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obimerrill
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:25:40 PM

I don't see him approving it
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:17:06 PM

The Keystone XL story should be dropped from the news.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:17:03 PM

I don't see approval in the near term.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:14:10 PM

we will see
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:05 PM

Guess what? It won't happen!
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:04 PM

go with the pipeline.
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:12:40 PM

He better let them finish it!
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:12:31 PM

Duhhh. Approve it with stringent environmental controls.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:11:30 PM

whatever...
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:11:11 PM

Lets see what will happen.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:09:54 PM

We shall see what happens.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:08:25 PM

Wow, some of these posts are as smart as the TeaBagging Congress! Bhahahahhah!
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Aviator_Rob
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Buy American, @rjoeh? That's great, coming from someone with a Mercedes as his file photo.
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:08:05 PM

maybe this is good
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:08:03 PM

I fail to see how the 2012 elections could be interpreted to mean that the voters want environment concerns to be ignored!
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:07:13 PM

If it safe and doesn't effect the water supply then OK, otherwise NO!
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:06:24 PM

Tell your fellow Canadians to build the Keystone XL east to Ottawa, @mfeldstein.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:06:06 PM

Fire BHO.

Build the pipeline.

Produce.

Smile.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:05:21 PM

He is such a traitor to america.
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Aviator_Rob
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Ignore @clermont40miles.Rebuild our roads and bridges.Protect.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:04:38 PM

Build baby BUILD !
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bridgerunner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:04:36 PM

I won't be surprised.
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btex49
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:03:37 PM

I am not expecting Obama to approve Keystone project. He does consider jobs and the economy to be a high priority. He only cares about raising taxes so he can have more revenue to "play" with.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:18 PM

Good idea, tax it to death.
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RTTT
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:00:59 PM

So Keystone oil is for export I say tax the shit out of it
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:52:16 PM

Fire BHO.

Build the pipeline.

Produce.
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:51:13 PM

There is a balanced approach that would allow the pipeline but impose strict environmental protection measures. It doesn't have to be black or white.
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rjoeh
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:50:16 PM

Obama could care less about jobs with nearly 20% of America out of work when all those who are out of work or under employed are tallied instead of the politically doctored numbers fed to us by the media. America needs American made products and to have products you need people working in America.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:48:41 PM

Less move on
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:47:56 PM

We all need the jobs
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:46:27 PM

Can anyone tell me why there are so many Republican nutjobs on this site?

Isn't there some New World Order conspiracy site you can all go to where you'd be happier in your paranoid misery and leave the sane members at Gas Buddy in peace?
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boatmen
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:43:58 PM

This is just a pipe line to china for Big Oil there will be NO benefit for American Consumers GREEDY BICHES Big OIL
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:40:24 PM

So, @sickhp, how are you gonna keep Big Oil from "Export, baby, export!" all out of the U.S.?
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Aviator_Rob
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I might actually believe your convictions, @mstearno, if you pledged to forego your Social Security and Medicare but let me guess, "I paid for that! It's mine!"
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sickhp
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:39:21 PM

Drill baby drill in all of America.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:37:49 PM

“The administration is going to have to move where the voters are, and take advantage of the shale energy we have and the opportunities to bring more oil from Canada."

Funny how they didn't finish that sentence to say "bring more oil from Canada, through the U.S., and TO China."

If you really want to create jobs, forget the pipeline. How about fixing our crumbling roads and bridges???
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:33:58 PM

the first policy test already came and he FAILED BIG TIME

where's the $3 in cuts for $1 increase in taxes????He's acutally counting the war
which we were leaving anyways as a cost savings???
He thinks we're all morons (well they voted for him).
That's like not planing a vacation next summer. then when you don't go you say wow
I saved even more by not going... DUH
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:33:09 PM

if the numbers on oil storage capacity can be believed, why are we in such a hurry to build this pipeline?

why does canada import our sweet crude and want to ship us crappy oil from tar sand? i still would like to see who in the companies will be held responsible for a mishap..
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:29:35 PM

obummer's policy is "my way or the highway". don't expect any approval of K XL during his administration as he leads this once great country down the road to a third world country and sends the recession into a depression.

Push work ethic, not redistribution of wealth.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:29:29 PM

Don't expect anything good from Bozama.

"IT IS NOT OUR JOB TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR POLITICAL CHOICES"
Chief Justice John Roberts
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:26:59 PM

OK , okay!
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gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:25:24 PM

Him and the government will screw it up someway, shape, or form. They made things worse in his first term and I don't see it getting any better in his second one.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:21:38 PM

ok.
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:18:52 PM

Keystone pipeline will mean more jobs and more exports, but not a lower gasoline price.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:17:59 PM

These morons better realise that war in the middle east will stop ALL oil supplies and ruin the world economy unless we get our own oil independence. The again, we have morons on the case....
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:17:23 PM

This is a no brainer. Just do it
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:17:03 PM

must be part of Obama care
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