The Obama administration is again delaying a decision on whether to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a move Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., says is nothing more than a gift to the environmental lobby that could force Canada to abandon the U.S. as a partner on this critical project.
“The hardcore greens came out a couple months ago, after the final environmental impact study was ruled as a final study by the State Department. They held a press conference saying, ‘We will boycott the 2014 elections if the president signs this.’ The president knows. His brain is telling him that it has to be signed. There’s just no good reason to deny the permit except for the political pressures that are on him from his far left,” said Terry, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“So (the administration) found another creative, meaningless way to just delay signing that permit until after the elections,” he said.
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