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FLASH! Obama caves: Keystone XL Pipeline to be built

The White House issued a statement supportive of TransCanada’s latest plan, saying, “The President welcomes today’s news that TransCanada plans to build a pipeline to bring crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf of Mexico.”

As the President made clear in January, we support the company’s interest in proceeding with this project, which will help address the bottleneck of oil in Cushing that has resulted in large part from increased domestic oil production, currently at an eight year high,” the White House said. “Moving oil from the Midwest to the world-class, state-of-the-art refineries on the Gulf Coast will modernize our infrastructure, create jobs, and encourage American energy production.”

The White House said, “We look forward to working with TransCanada to ensure that it is built in a safe, responsible and timely manner, and we commit to take every step possible to expedite the necessary federal permits.”

Read the breaking news at Environmental New Service

Update: To be clear, the pipeline will be built in sections, starting in Oklahoma down to the GoM. It is not clear when the Canada/US section will begin being built, though it seems nearly all the land is secured to begin the northern section. I suspect Nebraska is the only hurdle.

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  • Feb 27, 2012
    1. braingasmic reblogged this from climateadaptation
    2. whatupchuck reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      yay! more oil for the US!
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    11. painting--flowers reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      God damn iiitttt
    12. peacewithintea reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      Oh dear.
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    19. thescienceofreality reblogged this from project-argus and added:
      Sounds like it’s official. I need to leave North America. This is nonsense. Here’s the map of the proposed plans.
    20. anncolie reblogged this from climateadaptation
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    23. the-grimace reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      gas prices are still going...be high. pipelines are still going
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    27. automatic-bazooti reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      Nobody for President 2012.
    28. sautetherich reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
      I’m pretty sure the President only has jurisdiction on the pipeline if it crosses the US-Canada border, which this does...
    29. skysix reblogged this from earthbusinessnetwork and added:
      :’(
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