Republicans stop pipeline then lie and say it was Obama. Business as usual.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rdean, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. rdean
    Online

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    60,066
    Thanks Received:
    6,882
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +14,908
    Nebraska's Republican Gov. Dave Heineman sent a letter today to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking them to deny a federal permit for a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil through his state, all the way to the Texas Gulf Coast.

    Heineman wrote that he is opposed to TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline because its planned route lies directly over a critical aquifer.

    GOP Nebraska gov. asks Obama to stop tar sands pipeline - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    “The key decision for current pipeline discussions is the permitting decision that will be made by the Obama administration, which is why I have urged President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to deny the permit,” (Republican) Governor Heineman said in announcing the special legislative session. (The majority in Nebraska are Republicans who also control the state legislature).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/b...ystone-xl-oil-pipeline.html?_r=1&ref=nebraska

    ---------------------

    So what is it right wingers? Are you liars? Stupid? Remember "state's rights"? Is that for everyone but Nebraska?

    Or do you Confederate right wingers just have to have something about Obama to bitch about. You lie about the scope of the project. You lie about the project. I thought you weren't supposed to lie. Isn't that like a commandment in one of your occult texts? I guess if you see people like Romney and Gingrich at "leaders", you'll stoop to any level.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  2. Caroljo
    Offline

    Caroljo Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,596
    Thanks Received:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +1,337
    So ONE Governor convinced Obama to veto it???? I doubt it! I think you just can't admit that Obama screwed up AGAIN! :cuckoo:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Vast LWC
    Offline

    Vast LWC <-Mohammed

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,390
    Thanks Received:
    871
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +871
    The governor of the state of Nebraska asked Obama to stop the pipeline because it ran directly over the water supply for a good portion of the state.

    Since when should corporate interests trump the inhabitants of the region, or the rights of the state?

    Of course the White House listened. That's their JOB.

    It should also be the job of the representatives from Nebraska in congress. Where the fuck were they in all this?

    Obviously not representing their constituents.
     
  4. merrill
    Offline

    merrill VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,263
    Thanks Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +92
    Nebraska voters from all sides of the aisle were speaking out against this pipeline for any number of reasons.... according to radio news.
     
  5. merrill
    Offline

    merrill VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,263
    Thanks Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +92
    In mid-September this year, as sharp winds howled across the Great Plains, indigenous leaders from either side of the U.S. –Canada border held an "emergency meeting" in the basement of a South Dakota casino. They came from all over - one flew in from Canada's frigid Great Bear Lake near the Arctic Circle, a husband and wife drove east on Highway 18 from their reservation, and several more drove west, on Interstate Highway 90.

    The casino (official slogan: "A little bit of Vegas on the prairie") itself is not much to look at. The low building sits by itself on the prairie near the southern edge of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, almost straddling the border between Nebraska and South Dakota. For two days the indigenous delegates – men and women, mostly middle-aged and older -- huddled downstairs, drinking coffee out of styrofoam cups, and nibbling on salted peanuts and M&M candies.

    How to radically alter the energy policy of the United States, they wondered, and keep a foreign company far away from their land? They prayed to their ancestors for guidance. They took smoke breaks under an enormous grey sky.

    After two days they drafted a "Mother Earth Accord" that they hope will galvanize indigenous opposition to the most contentious infrastructure proposal in North America: a privately-built 1,661-mile-long oil pipeline set to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

    Some say they're fighting for the safety of their peoples -- and others, to redress generations of conflict, poverty, and injustice. "Our ancestors protected the land when they were alive," Rosebud Tribal Chief John Spotted Tail said at the meeting. "Our belief is that we need to do the same."

    CorpWatch*:*Keystone Pipeline Faces Indigenous Trans-Border Opposition
     
  6. InDoctriNation
    Offline

    InDoctriNation Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Thanks Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +36
    So where are all the right wing reactionaries who lost their shit and acted like a bunch of raving, rabid dog lunatics when Obama struck down this pipeline? What a lot of fools...
     
  7. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,543
    Thanks Received:
    8,778
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,779
    Misleading half truths.

    HACK
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. Caroljo
    Offline

    Caroljo Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,596
    Thanks Received:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +1,337
    I know that....the Keystone people were actively looking for an alternate route around Nebraska...Obama jumped the gun and didn't even wait for them to find one! He vetoed it before they could find or offer an alternate route...so in other word...Obama didn't want it and didn't even give them a chance! He screwed at least 20,000 people out of a job ... Aren't you proud?

    Congressional Deadline

    "Obama acted before a Feb. 21 deadline Congress set after he postponed a decision to allow for a review of of a revised route through Nebraska. TransCanada said the 1,661-mile (2,673- kilometer) project would carry 700,000 barrels of crude a day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast, crossing six states and creating an estimated 20,000 jobs."
    Keystone XL Pipeline Seen Moving Ahead on Alternative Route - The Washington Post
     
  9. InDoctriNation
    Offline

    InDoctriNation Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Thanks Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +36
    From your article:

    "His administration invited TransCanada to reapply, an overture the Calgary-based company promptly said it would accept."

    Looks like an application for an alternate route will be accepted by the Obama administration, so his rejection didn't permanently kill anything, as you seem to imply in your post.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. hortysir
    Offline

    hortysir In Memorial of 47

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    20,459
    Thanks Received:
    4,027
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Lakeland, FL
    Ratings:
    +6,296
    One governor = republicanS

    :clap2:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page