Obama & the big decision on TransCanada's tar sands pipeline

Sierra Club in the States worked hard on getting Obama into office. Now they are at the forefront pushing Pres. Obama to deny the Keystone XL Pipeline permit to carry tar sands oil all the way from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama recently indicated that the decision on the permit will come from The White House rather than the State Department. And now he's said it will not come until further investigation takes place. Go to Sierra Club online activism center to send Pres. Obama a thank you.

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Stung by months of protests, President Barack Obama' advisers are worried that administration approval for a planned oil pipeline from Canada could cost him political support from Democrats in 2012.

Senior officials at the White House and Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters have fielded complaints from supporters who are unhappy about TransCanada Corp’s plan to build a massive pipeline to transport crude from Alberta to Texas, sources familiar with the situation said.

The State Department, which is overseeing the process, said this week a delay from its end-of-year target for the Keystone XL pipeline decision was possible as it evaluates the proposal.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Obama+advisers+fret+over+pipeline+political+risks/5654172/story.html#ixzz1d8F6BYYG


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