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Democrats’ Keystone Policy: Uncertain and Unaccountable

April 29, 2014

Earlier this month, 11 Senate Democrats signed a letter requesting the president to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. On April 18, 2014, the Obama administration gave its response when it indefinitely delayed any decision. The president’s policy on the Keystone XL pipeline is to create uncertainty, not to clear it up. And Senate Democrats want to be unaccountable with any real votes. That keeps billionaire activists donating, radical environmentalists politicking, and pipeline supporters hoping.

The administration’s latest action highlighted, once again, the ineffectiveness of energy-state Democrats at convincing their party leaders to stop playing politics with the pipeline and the more than 42,000 jobs it could generate.

TransCanada applies to State Department to construct Keystone XL pipeline

timeline of Keystone delays

Washington Post on Keystone delays