President Obama to fast track southern portion of Keystone XL Pipeline



President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit process for the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN.

This is one of those times I do not agree with the president. At all.

H/t: Andy Marquis

  • Good stuff, guys, thanks!

  • nellcote

    It's not for tar sands, just regular crude from Oklahoma.

  • dandy

    I think it's political calculus on the Presidents part. Throw the South a bone, quiet down the delusional $2.50 a gallon crowd, give the impression of actually instituting the  "all of the above" approach: Politics IS perception!

     In my view, a smart political move that actually does nothing towards the real Keystone project.

  • desertflower1

    I believe that this part of the pipeline is to help process through the glut of oil that has already been drilled in OK...and it needs to get to refineries in TX.

    "The Gulf Coast project will transport growing supplies of U.S. crude oil to meet refinery demand in Texas," TransCanada said in a statement. "Gulf Coast refineries can then access lower cost domestic production and avoid paying a premium to foreign oil producers. This would reduce the United States' dependence on foreign crude and allow Americans to use more of the crude oil produced in their own country." This is not the tar sands that  Canada wants to pawn off on us. I think that you may be too hard on the President in this regard. I, too, hope that the pipeline is not built from Canada through the US...this, though...I don't know if I can agree with you on. Will keep reading and getting info.