This will hopefully be my last post on President 44K metric tons carbon footprint (OK, I added 3k, but, does anyone think his CFP hasn’t gone up over the years? And 44 is perfect) Obama’s hotcoldwetdry speech. At least for today. But, here’s a little snippet (via Ace and Erika Johnson)
(HuffPost) President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it can first determine that it will not lead to a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions, a senior administration official told The Huffington Post. …
The new Obama policy somewhat splits the difference — not killing the project outright, but ensuring that it meets a basic environmental standard. …
“As the executive order on Keystone contemplates, the environmental impacts will be important criteria used in the determination of whether the Keystone pipeline application will ultimately be approved at the completion of the State Department decision process,” said the senior administration official. “In today’s speech, the president will make clear that the State Department should approve the pipeline only if it will not lead to a net increase in overall greenhouse gas emissions.”
Keystone XL has passed so many environmental standards inquiries, but, here’s how Ace puts it
Rather than announcing this decision himself, he pawns it off to a third party who can take the heat while he once again pretends to have nothing to do with his own government.
Cowardly, as usual.
His barking moonbat base (which fails to admonish Obama for taking a huge motorcade to Georgetown U, which is less than 4 miles from the White House) will be satisfied, because they know that Keystone will be locked up in red tape and studies for at least the rest of Obama’s term. Low info voters won’t really know that this means “f*ck you and your need for inexpensive, reliable energy”.