November 06, 2015

Obama "slaps back at Trudeau," rejects Keystone Pipeline

Rebel Staff
 

Today Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, that would have imported about 800,000 barrels of Canadian oil instead of OPEC oil, mainly from Venezuela.

To say that global warming is the reason he cancelled this pipeline is false; the U.S. State department has meticulously reviewed the pipeline and say there will be no measurable environmental impact.

But Obama and the Democrats raise hundreds of millions of dollars from global warming donors like Tom Steyer of San Francisco, who pledged $100 million if Obama blocked Keystone.

Obama had this Keystone XL pipeline decision on his desk for six years, but he killed it less than three weeks after Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister.

Let me tell you why I don't think this is a coincidence.

 

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commented 2015-11-09 16:41:59 -0500
Did anyone seriously believe it would be otherwise? What an act by Obama. Oh yeah, Kerry has been mulling over it, and put it through a serious review. I am sure Trudeau did I high five slap when he heard the news.
commented 2015-11-08 23:32:34 -0500
Obama wants to reduce the power of the United States and keeping the USA dependent on Saudi oil is the way to do it.
commented 2015-11-08 07:02:38 -0500
Only turdo la doo could make Obammy look like a tough guy.
commented 2015-11-07 23:42:51 -0500
Obama was never going to approve the pipeline, it’s true, but he never made a “formal announcement”. Why the formal announcement? Why now? Politics. Paris is coming, and bitch slap Trudon’t!
commented 2015-11-07 23:42:51 -0500
Obama was never going to approve the pipeline, it’s true, but he never made a “formal announcement”. Why the formal announcement? Why now? Politics. Paris is coming, and bitch slap Trudon’t!
commented 2015-11-07 14:59:16 -0500
The pot smoking camp counsellor gets bitch slapped by the marxist in the white house!
commented 2015-11-07 12:47:46 -0500
When a liberal acts like a dictator we call him principled but when a conservative does the same we call him evil…
commented 2015-11-07 10:37:15 -0500
Orion, well said. Obama’s well timed rejection is a simple debt payment to those who have supported him, and those who stand to lose the most. It has been, and is, and will always be about the money. Trains, trucks and all the required infrastructure simply cannot be more environmentally friendly than a pipeline, so those who applaud Obama’s selfish agenda decision, maybe you can lobby the “Great One” to arrive in Paris on horseback after paddling his way to the continent instead of burning thousands of gallons of fuel in luxury.
commented 2015-11-07 04:47:18 -0500
Obama supporters are distressed that he knixed the Keystone Pipeline. Canadians are happy that the new government will take this matter very seriously.
commented 2015-11-07 01:30:10 -0500
Absolutely right Drew. The enviros like to preach at great lengths about “dirty oil” lifecycle costs, but completely ignore the lifecycle costs of “green” energy — whether it’s an ecosystem completely altered — forever — through hydro-electric damming, the environmental degradation incurred through rare earth mineral use in wind turbines and solar, the solvents used and toxic slurry produced in the creation of Lithium ion batteries — to name but a few. Bottom line is ALL energy production comes with costs; to blithely pretend otherwise because some self-interested party profiting from it has labelled a particular approach “green” is naïve, if not outright dishonest.

Kurt To — Obama’s vision does not extend beyond Obama, and his quest for a legacy. If he truly gave a rat’s rectum about the forest or clean energy he could have given his specious reasons for killing the pipeline years ago, rather than on the cusp of the UN French Farce in December. The timing of the announcement now is all for maximum effect and a bigger hero cookie when he thumps his size 28 chest and self-proclaims his world leadership over all things “green”.
commented 2015-11-06 23:33:41 -0500
Kurt To you do realize only a small portion of the forest is affected eh? And Obama has increased Americas production a lot, maybe try some reality. And give up your computer and electronics as they require the worst mine on earth, the rare earth mines. Look them up and practice what you preach.
commented 2015-11-06 21:50:21 -0500
I like how Obama put the blame on Kerry. Not long ago he said he would use a Presidential Veto on it, I did not know the Vice President could Veto Legislation … who knew?
commented 2015-11-06 20:45:15 -0500
This is not a lie. Obama’s vision was in “clean energy”. Not the Tar Sands. Nature lovers, please take a look at the Boreal Forest and know that no matter how strong the American dollar, it’s not stronger than the God who made this place. You cannot sell the future of the land for a few quick bucks. Thanks Obama for rejecting the pipeline!
commented 2015-11-06 19:55:29 -0500
Neither Harper nor Trudeau can be blamed for this — we do not register, nor have we ever registered, in the US scheme of things, Obozo had an agenda and he was going to prolong it for the maximum benefit of his narcissistic self, it didn’t matter what either Harper or Trudeau thought. Think it’s a coincidence he’s doing this now, just before the Paris bafflegab in December? LOL, think again. Think it odd that the southern leg of Keystone was built just fine, but the cross border portion was held up while the US fracked their way to Number One? Gee, what a coincidence, no net benefit to the States in having the pipeline at this point. Look, Obozo went against the previous recommendations of thousands of hours of study and hundreds of expert opinions in his own governmental departments, because gosh, he just knows best. Must be nice to be omniscient, I wonder if God needs a holiday. The sooner we get over the notion that we have a “special” relationship with American business or American government the sooner we can put them in the rear view and move on with our own agenda, rather than wait for the US to throw us the odd crumb…when it suits them.
commented 2015-11-06 19:31:04 -0500
Mommy, mommy, Obama doesn’t like me…..
commented 2015-11-06 19:19:34 -0500
Obviously something inherently evil about this being
commented 2015-11-06 19:01:54 -0500
OBAMA will be out of office soon. Then when the Republicans get in power things will turn around. The lefties are not interested in jobs! You put people in power and look what they do to the country! Also Obama knows JT knows nothing!
commented 2015-11-06 18:15:44 -0500
I think Obama misspoke when he said that Keystone XL was not in America’s interest. Maybe he meant to say that it was not in his (Obama’s) interest. Just a thought.
As for Climate Change, I am still looking for the missing 970,000 scientist: http://heinzegroup.com/insight.htm#9
commented 2015-11-06 17:54:19 -0500
Peter Netterville, so if Harper was re-elected are you suggesting Obama would have approved Keystone? Don’t make me laugh. This project was first initiated in 2008, over 7 years ago while Harper ran the show in Canada and he couldn’t get it approved. Obama repeatedly rebuked Harper’s plans for this pipeline. Obama never had any intention of approving this project and he is to blame for this boondoggle.
commented 2015-11-06 17:52:19 -0500
I don’t believe anything that B.O. or Junior say about anything! As soon as their lips are moving, you know they are lying.
commented 2015-11-06 16:58:19 -0500
William said, “Blaming the cancellation on Harper, Trudeau or any other Canadian politician is preposterous.”

Not at all. Over and over Trudeau and the media kept claiming the reason Obama did not approve the Keystone was because Harper’s policies were not “green”. Now that Trudeau has his filthy paws on the reins it should have been a “slam dunk” to get it approved … at least according to how he was crowing before the election.

No, William, because of Justin’s arrogant stance that it was all Harper’s fault, Justin deserves all the scorn we can pile on him. You can’t make excuses for him now. He has to stand by his words or eat crow.
commented 2015-11-06 16:47:35 -0500
Alaine said, “I didn’t buy Trudeau’s ’it’s cause we aren’t green enough’ line of garbage, but similarly I think Trudeau could cut out the act that actually cares….because he truly does not.”

No, neither did I and probably most conservatives, but it still is egg on his face, whether the leftie apologists want to recognize that or not.
commented 2015-11-06 16:05:14 -0500
Ok folks, Have any of you actually heard what Obama has said about the Keystone project over the years? He was never going to approve Keystone, whomever was Prime Minister is irrelevant. Blaming the cancellation on Harper, Trudeau or any other Canadian politician is preposterous.
commented 2015-11-06 16:04:51 -0500
Trudeau only said he agreed to the keystone for western votes. Your right he don’t give a rats rump especially after the he saw the returns from the west. Notley said no to the pipeline also and now that they got our oil land locked, they THINK that they have us over a barrel (pardon the pun), but there is a shit storm coming.
commented 2015-11-06 15:55:11 -0500
Ezra : Let’s be clear the oil is still going to the US regardless of source. What is key here is the method of transport. The US political system is heavily controlled by the incestuous relationship between business and law makers via lobbyists. Warren Buffett … he owns lots of rails and the trains that roll on them (BNSF) and roughly 80%+ of the oil is transported that way. If a pipeline is built he’ll lose all that money transporting oil. That’s it. There’s your political / financial driver and oh by the way he’s a heavy contributor to obama.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-01-23/buffett-s-burlington-northern-among-winners-in-obama-rejection-of-pipeline

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-buffett-may-benefit-as-train-lobby-bids-to-weaken-safety-rule-2015-7
commented 2015-11-06 15:52:02 -0500
An $8B project infusion of private capital is “not in the best interest of the country”…!? WTF …the guy is totally brain dead
commented 2015-11-06 15:42:18 -0500
It is in US best interest to keep Canadian oil in the ground as a strategic reserve while profiting from selling as much its’ own coal and oil as it can. When they need Canadian oil they will come for it. Americans aren’t our enemies but they aren’t our friends either.
commented 2015-11-06 15:32:16 -0500
Trudeau’s response was to throw a million jobs and Alberta under the bus. Then go off on rant preaching communism, claiming he and the provinces would create the jobs of the future. Which begs the question, why haven’t the provinces done it already. Who was stopping them. The answer is, they are the make believe jobs of fake economy.
commented 2015-11-06 15:31:17 -0500
Jack, for all these years, Obama has been maintaining the fiction that he had not yet decided, that the project was under review and would be decided upon at the conclusion of that review. That was an ongoing lie. The truth is that he was always against building the Keystone XL because it would come at the expense of Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Obama has always had it in for Canada, just as he has always had it in for his own country and all its western allies. Obama is an anti-western sociopath who will do anything to undermine the economies of the western world.
commented 2015-11-06 15:30:59 -0500
Trudeau telling Obama that he was going to pull Canada out of the US led Coalition did not help things. This was Liberal mistake number one. It looks like we are going to have a situation akin to when Justins Daddy was in power, a hate hate relationship with the US. Could it be that Obama is Sunni and Justin is Sheite?