Kelly McParland: Latest Keystone delay is another sign of a paralyzed presidency

This commentary by Kelly McParland is hard hitting and accurate. Obama is a ‘paralyzed president’ and when the vast majority of people want the Keystone XL pipeline and the State Department report says the pipeline is a safe method to deliver oil, much safer than rail transport, and it would be one pipeline in an extensive network of existing pipelines maybe listening to the vocal minority is not the best idea. We are still highly dependent on oil as the vast majority of cars people drive require it. Until electric and hybrid cars become more common and affordable we will continue to rely on oil produced in the oilsands of Alberta and oil drilled from the ocean. Also creates high paying jobs that people complain do not exist but then actively fight against them. Jobs in the fast food industry or the retail industry are not high paying because anybody can learn how to do those jobs with on the job training versus technical jobs or professional jobs, which require a huge up front investment of time and money. While Harper leads Canada, Obama flounders, and Putin laughs.

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Those in favour of  building the Keystone XL pipeline include unions, science, the U.S. State department, the states through which it will run, many Democrats, most Republicans and the majority of  the American public.

Those against are diehard environmentalists, and a motley list of Hollywood celebrities. Science says the pipeline is no threat to the environment; Daryl Hannnah says it is. President Barack Obama is going with the star of Zombie Night and The Hot Flashes. And Vladimir Putin considers this a  power he can’t take seriously?

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The focus of the Keystone XL debate has shifted from a fierce lobbying war in Washington to Lincoln, Nebraska, where the state Supreme Court has been asked to weigh a legal challenge to the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department, which is responsible for reviewing whether the project is in…

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