Pipeline Decision Signals U.S. Is Not Open for Business and Obama's Not Serious About Jobs
Some commentary on postponing the Keystone XL pipeline decision until after the 2012 election:
1. "If Keystone XL dies, Americans will wake up the next morning and continue to import 10 million barrels of oil from repressive nations, without the benefit of thousands of jobs and long-term energy security."
~CEO Russ Girling of TransCanada Corporation, the company that applied for the permit to build the pipeline.
2. "So much for the U.S. being the bastion of free enterprise and respecting due process.
~Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald
3. "President Obama used to be fond of "shovel-ready projects." He's also demanding that Congress pass his jobs bill immediately because 9% unemployment is a crisis, and, by the way, he's for making the U.S. less reliant on energy from tyrants. So how about putting 20,000 Americans to work on a North American energy project that's as shovel-ready as they come? Sorry, Mr. Obama is voting present."