Obama takes ownership of Keystone XL decision
In a major development in the Keystone XL debate, President Obama appears to have taken ownership of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline decision in an interview with Omaha, Nebraska, TV station KETV.
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica had the following response to President Obama’s remarks:
“This appears to be major and welcome news. The State Department’s pipeline review has been hopelessly corrupted. President Obama taking the reins would mean we once again have a shot at a fair process. If the scope and severity of the threats posed by the pipeline are accurately understood, it will be obvious to President Obama that the costs far outweigh the benefits and that he must reject it.”