President Barack Obama has realized that one of his party’s major donors (Tom Steyer) could sit out some important races this year if he approved the Keystone Pipeline – and that some Democrat Senators would lose their election if he does not.
Faced with such a quandary over a project that is estimated could create over 40,000 jobs, he chose a course of action he is very familiar with – he punted the decision until after the election.
The Associated Press reported the latest delay, with the ominous phrase that Obama was “extending indefinitely its review” of the pipeline project that has been under consideration for five years.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski called the surprise Good Friday press announcement for what it is: “a stunning act of political cowardice.”
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