Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 14 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 2 Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 5 (21 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   14 comments

General News

Keystone XL Document Dump Reveals Obama Unconcerned About Global Warming, State Department Riddled with Oil Lobbyists

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 4   News 4   Supported 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 2/14/14

Become a Fan
  (72 fans)

In President Obama's original rejection of the Keystone project, on 18 January 2012 (after Hillary Clinton's first draft EIS, which had been done by another firm chosen by TransCanada), he  said  "I have determined ... that the Keystone XL pipeline project, as presented and analyzed at this time, would not serve the national interest." He did not mention global warming as a reason for rejecting it.

On 7 October 2011, The New York Times had already raised public concerns when they headlined "Pipeline Review Is Faced With Question of Conflict," and reported that Hillary Clinton's first draft EIS on Keystone was prepared by Cardno Entrix, the first firm that had been selected by TransCanada. If President Obama was rejecting the pipeline now because that choice had been untrustworthy, then the subsequent Clinton-State-Department-produced draft EIS, from ERM, was no better. Unfortunately, the third and final one, from Secretary of State John Kerry's State Department, is not much better than Clinton's were.

However, buried on page 64 of "Appendix W" in Secretary Clinton's second draft version was an admission that the prior scientific studies of the impact of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline had estimated that there would be something on the order of an additional half-billion metric tons of carbon dioxide added to this planet's atmosphere if the pipeline is built and used, as compared to if it's not built and used. If President Obama really cares about global warming (such as his public rhetoric has indicated), then he can simply trash the reports from his State Department, and reject this project with finality, because it will add considerably to the heating-up of this planet. On the other hand, why would he do such a thing, since he is trying to force the European Union to weaken their anti-global-warming regulations so as to enable them to import Alberta Canada's tar-sands oil, half of which  is owned by the Koch brothers, David and Charles, plus, according to Tim Dickenson in Rolling Stone, Bill Koch, who has his own separate company eagerly awaiting approval of Keystone XL. 

----------

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010 and of   CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity .

Next Page  1  |  2

 

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukraine Government Shot that Plane Down

Indications that the U.S. Is Planning a Nuclear Attack Against Russia

Harry Reid Effectively Kills Obama's TPP and TTIP International Trade Deals

MH-17 'Investigation': Secret August 8th Agreement Seeps Out

The Propaganda War About Ukraine: How Important It Really Is

Elizabeth Warren Comes Down Hard Against Global Warming, Separates Herself From Hillary Clinton on Climate Change

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
7 people are discussing this page, with 14 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

If President Obama really cares about global warm... by PCM on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:33:15 PM
  PCM "If Obama were running a fast-... by Janet Gaudiello on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 5:02:56 PM
Eric, Here, as always, your investigative work st... by Patrick Walker on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:01:59 PM
Re. your "it strikes me they deserve EXTREME blam... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:25:22 PM
Your assuming we should just accept the existing b... by Patrick Walker on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 4:09:37 PM
You don't understand what "leadership" entails, bu... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 5:07:55 PM
Patrick You are absolutely right. Congress is cr... by Janet Gaudiello on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 5:27:57 PM
Janet, regarding your "Congress is criminally irre... by Eric Zuesse on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 10:04:23 AM
There were also comments about the many members of... by Theodora B Crawford on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:10:10 PM
Obama is not your friend. He is trying to act co... by Hosea McAdoo on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 4:20:36 PM
Wow; this is more than news - this should be head... by b. sadie bailey on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:01:52 PM
Here is the list of just some of the news-media t... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:12:17 PM
have you seen this pipeline MAP from CAPP? (Canadi... by b. sadie bailey on Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:16:18 PM
Thanks! ... by Eric Zuesse on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:02:51 AM