he’ll never stand up to big oil!

The Hill: The Obama administration said Friday that a massive pipeline carrying oil across much of the United States must remain shut down until federal regulators are satisfied that it can operate without future leaks. TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline leaked twice last month, fueling opposition to a pending expansion of the project, which is undergoing a wide-ranging federal review.

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a “corrective action order” Friday informing TransCanada that it must take a series of steps before resuming normal operations at the pipeline, which runs from Canada to Oklahoma.

“After evaluating the foregoing preliminary findings of fact, I find that the continued operation of the pipeline without corrective measures would be hazardous to life, property and the environment,” Jeffrey Wiese, PHMSA’s associate administrator for pipeline safety, said in the order.

…The order comes at a politically sensitive time for TransCanada. The company is seeking federal approval to expand its Keystone pipeline to carry Canadian oil sands from Alberta to Texas … Environmental groups have mounted a campaign against the Keystone XL project, arguing that it puts the country at risk of major oil spills ….the oil industry and some Republicans have been strong advocates for the approval Keystone XL…..

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4 Responses to “he’ll never stand up to big oil!”

  1. 1 Kasai
    June 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks Chips for this article 🙂 Much appreciated.

    I wonder if Ms Rachel Maddow reports this information, you know she’s always bashing the President in regards to oils spills, how he’s freely giving out permits without any consequences.

    OFF TOPIC NOW:-) this bit made my LOL @ “TEMPORARY EUTHANASIA” :-):-):-)

    Conservative” PBS/NPR analyst David Brooks was typical on the NewsHour Friday night, insisting strangely that “neither party” has a “growth agenda” and insisting that spending any second of your life talking about Sarah Palin is “temporary euthanasia.”

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz1OKX2Oq5F

  2. 2 utaustinliberal
    June 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you President Obama. This is one of the reasons why I respect and admire him a lot. Even as we’re entering battleground season, and he could have taken the easy way out to appease big oil, this is not who he is. He doesn’t play politics. He looks at the long term goals and what’s best and safe for the country not what’s politically expedient.
    Thank you Mr. President.

    • 3 utaustinliberal
      June 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      ps: As for Rachel Maddow. I hope she takes this info and shoves it down her throat. A couple of months ago, she was ranting like a rabid dog at how PBO’s Administration was handing out oil permits left and right. Now the truth has been revealed and I bet she won’t cover this nugget of clarity.

  3. 4 Kasai
    June 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I hear ya Utaustin, I doubt it very much if she even mentioned it, she’s too busy doing “The Best thing Crap”.
    Maybe we should shove this article down her BLOG THROAT……now that would catch her eyes, if many post such as this appeared on her blog, maybe, just maybe she would have no options but report it, if nothing else, she does gt a lot of traffic on Maddow Blog, at least visitors will be able to read this article, and judge her journalism for what is actually is “FAIR AND UNBALANCED”

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