Here’s another reason why this pipeline is a terrible idea: The “Earth may be near tipping point.” However, we now know why the GOP insists that there’s no climate change.
To repeat myself, very few jobs would be created from this anachronistic and potentially extremely dangerous proposal. It would create very few long term jobs, gas prices would increase, dependence on foreign oil would not lessen, and Bill McKibben and NASA’s Jim Hansen both warn that it would be “essentially game over for the climate” if this crackpot project gets the go ahead.
Provisions authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline won’t be part the compromise transportation bill that House and Senate lawmakers are rushing to complete, according to a Senate Democratic aide familiar with the talks. [...]
A Senate GOP aide cautioned that “nothing is final until Boehner gets a firm count in his caucus. “
There’s something awfully double entendre-ish about saying that The Boehner is trying to get a firm count on his caucus… but maybe that’s just me. Yes, I went there. Bygones.