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Democrats Rip Obama for Blocking Pipeline

by on January 19, 2012

Yeah, what gives? Another political game of chicken? What concessions does he want now?

‘Among those opposed to the president’s decision is Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. The “Obama administration’s decision to deny or delay the Keystone Pipeline project from moving forward is disappointing and frustrating,” Begich said. “I’ll continue to push the administration to approve this jobs-creating project.”

‘Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., lamented Obama’s decision as a “major setback for the American economy, American workers, and America’s energy independence.”

‘ “As our country has a continued need for oil, it only makes sense to me that we would buy it from our friends in Canada, rather than continuing to buy it from countries around the world that seek to do us harm,” Manchin said. “Why make a decision that could push Canada to build a pipeline to the West Coast of North America that would benefit countries such as China, not the United States? I truly believe any issues surrounding the pipeline could have been resolved if we had chosen to work together, but instead, the Administration has taken a different path.” ‘

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