Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline After 7 Years


At last ….. he’s seen the light!! This is great news ….. Yes!!

RED POWER MEDIA

The Huffington Post

Environmental activists praised the decision.

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported oil across the United States-Canada border.

After seven years of reviewing the project, Obama announced his final decision from the Roosevelt Room in the White House.

“The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States — I agree with that decision.”

His rejection came after meeting earlier Friday with Secretary of State John Kerry, whose department oversaw the review.

Taking a jab at the politicization of the pipeline, Obama said it had become “overinflated” in public discourse.

“Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America’s energy security,” Obama said.

Tensions over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been high for years, with Obama’s environmental base pressuring him to reject the project and…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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