Obama Trying To Block Keystone XL Pipeline - Again

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. pspr


    President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.

    The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.

    The amendment, proposed by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), states that Obama would have no role in such cross-border permitting decisions since, in this case, the pipeline would originate in Canada. The measure would need 60 votes to pass, and Obama has already lost two Democrats who back the proposal - Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mary Landrieu - and is at risk of losing more moderates and vulnerable Democrats

  2. pspr


    Obama got the Keystone pipeline ammendment defeated in the Senate. No Keystone pipeline is going to happen thanks to Obama and the majority of democraps.

    "In all, 11 Democrats joined 45 Republicans to support the pipeline. Only the fact that 60 votes were needed for passage saved the White House from an embarrassing defeat."
  3. Approve the darn pipeline, now. No more delays. I'm with you guys on this, as I've said before. Come on Mr. President, just do it with your Nike's on.