Mar. 2, 2015

Obama Lies About Keystone

Barack Obama earned the infamous “Four Pinocchio” rating from The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog for his recent comments defending his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama’s argument wasn’t that Congress infringed on the executive branch’s responsibilities. No, he claimed to be doing what was good for the American people. “I’ve already said I’m happy to look at how we can increase pipeline production for U.S. oil, but Keystone is for Canadian oil to send that down to the Gulf,” Obama told a North Dakota reporter. “It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a little over 250, maybe 300 permanent jobs. We should be focusing more broadly on American infrastructure for American jobs and American producers, and that’s something that we very much support.” But, as the Post points out, the oil that would flow through Keystone would also come from the North Dakota oil fields. And while construction wouldn’t keep any permanent jobs – few construction projects ever do – it would keep Louisiana refineries busy. Instead, Obama repeated an untruth to stick with his environmentalist dogma. More…

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