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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:37:57 PM

Obama supporters troubled by his silence on TransCanada’s proposed pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to U.S. refineries

The issue has overshadowed almost any other on his second-term agenda for many top donors, environmental allies and young supporters. Traditionally strong Democratic allies, environmentalists were upset by the failure of climate change legislation to advance in Obama’s first term and are concerned their issues are taking a back seat to other party priorities in his second

To assuage the Keystone-opposing donors who have been confronting him at fundraisers this year, Obama has said he plans to unveil a package of separate actions in July focused on curbing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

The Obama world’s split on Keystone is so deep that it even divides
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:45:43 PM

>>" Oil production has increased every year of the Obama Administration after declining every year, for eight years, under the previous administration."<<

Spoken like a true liberal wearing rose colored glasses.

Production on federally controlled land and water has dropped.

bston
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:42:45 PM

We certainly don't always hear what he says, on purpose.
gvan
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:48:33 AM

"The Obama regime will never approve Keystone XL."

You are entitled to your OPINION. However, my OPINION is that he will approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
gvan
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:46:48 AM

"His Administration has done nothing to control oil speculation, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, or improve our economy."

Spoken like a true conservative. CAFE standards won't reduce our dependence on foreign oil? Oil production has increased every year of the Obama Administration after declining every year, for eight years, under the previous administration.
VMIJim
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:56:08 AM

Obama will never approve the Pipeline as long as he is in office & controls the Senate. His agenda is very clear: cater to his tree hugging, stimulus sucking, union dominated major contributors. His Administration has done nothing to control oil speculation, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, or improve our economy. 2014 Elections are coming!!
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:51:59 AM

Don't be fooled he is not silent.
dandvicb
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:43:54 AM

Good OLE OBUMA!!!!
leeac
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:58:27 AM

Obama is not an environmentalist or a progressive.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:10:03 AM

The Obama regime will never approve Keystone XL.
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:11:03 PM

leadership leadership oh where is our leadership?
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:45:12 PM

Refine Canadian oil in Canada.
FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:36:36 PM

I don't have time for that, I'm going on vaction to Africa via taxpayer's money.
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:28:04 PM

Obama knows how to talk,and yet say nothing.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:26:08 PM

Silence IS a stand... just not the one they're looking for.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:19:17 PM

Funny, I'm not gonna cry.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:37:42 PM

Only one bad decision and that's NO decision,
garynga
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:06:18 PM

leadership leadership oh where is our leadership?????
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:53:15 PM

Doesn't indicate either direction.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:45:49 PM

OK
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:54:53 PM

The Won(II) is just putting pressure on the Green imbeciles to howl for him on all the other scandals. Once he's squeezed all he can get out them, he'll block Keystone.;
eye-spy
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:52:13 PM

The "saga" continues.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:41:00 PM

Obama has broken promises to just about every group that supported him.
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:37:03 PM

He'll be like the Clinton's, which ever way the wind is blowing. No true back bone.
Fleabite44
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:23:24 PM

Once again, no leadership in either direction.
teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:17:48 PM

Americans are not split, a solid majority are behind the pipeline.

This is more bait and switch from Obammy.
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:05:20 PM

The pipeline will not improve or diminish climate change. Let's get on with it by pipeline, then if not then by rail and then 18 wheelers.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:20:14 PM

Foot dragging is the hallmark nowadays of politicians; wait long enough and both pro & con factions will get fed up. Unfortunately there are consequences to this type of inactivity. Politicians ultimately loose the respect of both sides of the issues who move on to something else. They can't please both sides, but they can also demotivate both and be subsequently shunned on any other issues.
naspa
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:13:01 PM

Maybe the president has listened and there is nothing else to talk about.
Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:10:36 PM

Interesting. The blurb of news here says Bloomberg News, but the link goes to Financial Post article.
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:59:52 PM

more nonsense.
TonyC0628
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:56:40 PM

Looks like it is not going to happen.
tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:54:39 PM


Looking forward to a new administration and an actual decision on Keystone one day.... won't that be heaven? :-)

Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:51:12 PM

Silence from Obama is his hallmark signature.
Silence is what you get when you hide from scandals and/or can't make decisions.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:44:39 PM

dont look for any decision for at least four more years

[Edited by: humblepie at 6/17/2013 1:45:18 PM EST]
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:38:38 PM

Canada is also split on the project, no wonder
CaptainStall
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 1:38:31 PM

First!
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