Saturday, November 7, 2015
Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline
Obama's political handlers decided that yesterday was the perfect time to finally release his long-made decision about the Keystone Pipeline. I wonder, did they coordinate with Hillary's campaign, or not? I agree with the decision but I wish people would stop calling it "one of the biggest environmental issues of his presidency." It has become a big political issue, I suppose because it is concrete and easy to understand, but compared to his power plant regulations or fuel standards for cars it is environmental trivia. I expect that Republican presidential candidates will try to make a big deal out of this, and at least this is a real question and not a contrived bit of outrage like Benghazi. But anyone surprised by this decision has had his head in the tar sands.