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U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Secretary of State John Kerry (R), delivers a statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, at the White House in Washington November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Secretary of State John Kerry (R), delivers a statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, at the White House in Washington November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama rejects Canada-to-U.S. Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years.

“The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,” Obama told a press conference. He said Keystone XL would not reduce gasoline prices for drivers, and that shipping “dirtier” crude from Canada would not increase U.S. energy security.

The denial of TransCanada Corp’s more than 800,000 barrels per day project will make it more difficult for producers to develop the province of Alberta’s oil sands. It could also put the United States in a stronger position for global climate talks in Paris that start on Nov. 30 in which countries will aim to reach a deal to slow global warming.

Secretary of State John Kerry, who determined that the pipeline was not in the country’s interest before Obama’s final decision, said approving Keystone “would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change.”

Keystone XL would have linked existing pipeline networks in Canada and the United States to bring crude from Alberta and North Dakota to refineries in Illinois and, eventually, the Gulf of Mexico coast.

TransCanada first sought the required presidential permit for the cross-border section in 2008 but the proposal provoked a wave of environmental activism that turned Keystone XL into a rallying cry to fight climate change. Blocking Keystone became a litmus test of the green movement’s ability to hinder fossil fuel extraction in Canada’s oil sands.

“This is a big win,” said Bill McKibben, co-founder of the environmental group 350.org which helped make Keystone a symbol of a movement to slow global oil output. Obama’s decision “is nothing short of historic, and sets an important precedent that should send shockwaves through the fossil fuel industry.”

Related: Keystone delay heralds long-term pain for Canadian oil producers

TransCanada and other oil companies said the pipeline would have strengthened North American energy security, created thousands of construction jobs and helped relieve a glut of oil in the country’s heartland.

But since 2008 the United States has experienced a domestic drilling boom which has boosted oil production 80 percent and contributed to a slump in U.S. oil prices from above $100 a barrel to about $44.

TransCanada Chief Executive Russ Girling said the company would review its options to potentially file a new application for a pipeline to bring oil sands crude to the United States.

TransCanada first sought the required presidential permit for the cross-border section in 2008 but the proposal provoked a wave of environmental activism that turned Keystone XL into a rallying cry to fight climate change. Blocking Keystone became a litmus test of the green movement’s ability to hinder fossil fuel extraction in Canada’s oil sands.

“This is a big win,” said Bill McKibben, co-founder of the environmental group 350.org which helped make Keystone a symbol of a movement to slow global oil output. Obama’s decision “is nothing short of historic, and sets an important precedent that should send shockwaves through the fossil fuel industry.”

TransCanada and other oil companies said the pipeline would have strengthened North American energy security, created thousands of construction jobs and helped relieve a glut of oil in the country’s heartland.

But since 2008 the United States has experienced a domestic drilling boom which has boosted oil production 80 percent and contributed to a slump in U.S. oil prices from above $100 a barrel to about $44.

TransCanada Chief Executive Russ Girling said the company would review its options to potentially file a new application for a pipeline to bring oil sands crude to the United States.

“Today, misplaced symbolism was chosen over merit and science, rhetoric won out over reason,” he said in a statement.

The company on Monday asked the Obama administration to pause the review of the pipeline in a move seen by many as an attempt to postpone a decision until a new U.S. president took over in 2017. TransCanada shares fell about 4.6 percent on the Toronto stock exchange on Friday to C$43.15.

All the Democratic presidential candidates, including front runner Hillary Clinton, oppose the pipeline while most of the Republican candidates are in favor of it.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Timothy Gardner, Arshad Mohammed and Patrick Rucker in Washington and Nia Williams in Calgary; Writing by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Lisa Lambert and James Dalgleish)

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201 comments

  1. Jobs at the refineries, maintenance along the pipeline, control room operators, additional production along the pipeline route. and control imports. What a joke.

    • What jobs at the refineries-? the southern section is connected to only one, MOTIVA Pt Arthur Tx which stays fully staffed at all times. What additional production along the pipeline – Bakken light does not need the heavy crude refinery of Tx so “Energy Express’ is building a direct to Illinois pipeline, control room operators– out of TransCanada press release only 35-50 max. maintainence along a buried pipeline- LOL- consist of mowing the right away twice ayear contracted to the local farmers

    • You need pumps along the way it’s not just going to flow there. Yes this production will also be able to be diverted at gushing ok.

    • Agreed Obama is dumb but even a broken clock can be right tiwce a day.. He should have stated the economic reasons then kept the tree hugging to himself now peope will grab their favorite villians and forget reality>
      Yes pump stations- by TransCanada, the builder/ owner 5 employing 34-50 max.. What people miss is Keystone is a pipeline system owned and operated by TransCanada–crews are all ready established–
      Do a “bing.com’ search’ ‘Keystone Pipeline System Map’

    • After all, it’s not anywhere near as dangerous, deadly and volatile as Bakken paint thinner!

    • Thad Daly, please do me a favor. Stop giving your precious facts to idiots who don’t know the difference between their head from their bums.

  2. This disgrace of a president has done everything in his power to ruin the economy, our defense, and our reputation as a world power. JOKE

  3. Neither has he but he’s still around.

  4. He has not made a long term contribution to our economy.

  5. A great decision by the man who burns 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day! President Barack Obama is marking the 44th Earth Day with a carbon-emitting extravaganza, spending more than 15 hours on Air Force One and 15 minutes aboard the Marine One helicopter.

    Not including his motorcades in Oso, Washington, the site of a recent devastating mudslide, his trip will consume an estimated 35,565 gallons of fu

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  6. Warren Buffet doesn’t want to lose those train shipments coming out of Canada. It would be a loss of $2 billion annually.

  7. for ONCE,he’s right. Calendar moment.

  8. Guards beat supreme leader to a pulp !

  9. More jobs, more people spending money on things, what else is better for our economy?

  10. those 200,000 oil field works who have recently lost their jobs will definately be voting Republican next November.

    • We did last time. Too many idiots and dead people voting to get a positive outcome…


    • The K-XL was nothing more than a Canadian export scheme–
      THINK- in the seven yrs that it has been delayed not once has it been needed, not once has Canada had any problem making deliveries of their crude to US refineries —
      Over 50% of all crude imported into the US comes from Canada and Canada has no other customer they can export to. With another customer Canada would not have to discount their exports to the US.
      AND when the US ban on exporting is lift exports from canada ould be in competetion with US exports for market share.

    • The K-XL would not have put any of the 300,000 (that is the latest number) back to work–remember it starts in Alberta and would carry Alberta tar crude– and add to the oil on the global market so if anything delay US drlg reviving

    • Thad Daly Maybe a slight detour through ND and MT. It would have taken a while to build and hopefully crude prices would haved moved a little higher. But Uncle Warren wouldn’t have been pleased.

    • Thad Daly it would of put tens of thousands to work constructing it and even more in the supply and transportation side for well over a year maybe even two by some estimates. All construction jobs are temporary.

    • I work in the oilfield in Montana. This would of been good for the United States.

    • Will Hale
      Pull up a map of the propose K-XL route it would hhave gone through ND and MT– it would start in Alberta -you know that prov in Canada carrying tar crude

    • Noelen Lewis – If you do work in thge Bakken as you say then you would know of the ‘Energy Expres’ direct to Illinois pipelin in progress— Bakken light would have never ben put in the K-XL

    • Bryan Bumstead — visit TransCanada/ Keystone website. There is the company press story the southern section employed only 4,000 all skills and has an agreement with the unions to give first call to the same workers—

    • I prefer solar and wind power.

    • Thad, that global market crap has already been fact-checked and shot down. It would also gather from the Niobrara and the new play in Kansas and Nebraska. I love hearing anti-petrol arguments from “experts” who get their info from the biggest liar in the country, our wonderful President. We’re also ecstatic that you could care less who is working, apparently, welfare is the better route for society, isn’t it? Lastly, I hope you can understand that while it starts in Alberta, it WILL have HUNDREDS of “futures” with more volume coming from American plays, in an efficient, safe, and the most environmentally sound manner, while feeding REAL Americans who would rather go to work than collect a check.

      Sincerely,
      Pipeline Pressure Tester

    • And PLEASE, I’m dying to hear how we’re going to “run out” when we only go two miles down as it is. The industry isn’t the same as it was fifty years ago, you have to understand everything has changed. Do you really think everything advanced and oil/gas production didn’t figure a few things out? This is huge for the U.S. economy. If you don’t see that… well… “You can lead a horse to water……..”

    • Casey Villacana you running your house, car and everything on solar and wind?

    • Andre Lambert — Expert pipe tester WOW -X-ray or presure- I’m retired after 50 yrs in the oilfield, 3t6 0f it international/ 22 countries… You may

    • Casey Villacana Wind power is good.

    • Wind power is expensive to produce believe it or not. It isn’t cheap because wind is free lol. Foreign companies own most of the turbines, they get us tax payer money to subsidize them, they employ very few American people, the turbines cost millions and depending on what breaks down costs millions to repair. They also take up farmland. To produce enough energy from wind turbines we would not have food because it would take all the farmland to produce it. Now also research what it would take in solar panels lol. We will always need oil Casey!


  11. The K-XL was nothing more than a Canadian export scheme–
    THINK- in the seven yrs that it has been delayed not once has it been needed, not once has Canada had any problem making deliveries of their crude to US refineries —
    Over 50% of all crude imported into the US comes from Canada and Canada has no other customer they can export to. With another customer Canada would not have to discount their exports to the US.
    AND when the US ban on exporting is lift exports from canada ould be in competetion with US exports for market share.

    • What a Dummy. How many times do you have to be told that export to a third country was never a motivation to complete K-XL. If Canada want to export from Texas ports, they could do so TODAY, up to 1 million bpd. All Canadian crude entering the US is refined in the US. It will always be so.

    • Canadian crude is discounted because it’s HEAVY. There’s no other reason to discount since it’s not landlocked. If US refineries were not bidding high enough, then Canada could export from Nederland or Freeport TX any time they wanted.

    • Thad, you are hopelessly stupid. The Repsol tanker was loaded in less than a day. Your silly 3-month interval applies to the frequency of tanker loadings. There is no significant demand for Canadian crude beyond the US because US refineries have spent $85 billion to handle the gunk. So US refineries are bidding higher than foreign refineries. The existing pipeline system is sufficient to export 1 million bpd from Freeport and Nederland. It will never be needed at that rate, because the demand is in the US.

    • You foolishly think that Canadian exports would compete with US exports. THINK, old man! Canadian crude is very heavy, while surplus US crude is very light. They would not compete because they would go to different buyers.

    • LOL a couple of days ago you were commenting on how much it was discounted
      3 months was the time it took to fill the dockside holding tanks.

    • I never said that. You have a serious reading comprehension problem. I said that demand for Canadian crude out of Texas ports was an AVERAGE of 20,000 bpd. That’s the equivalent of loading one tanker every 3 months. Do you really believe a tanker would just wait around for 3 months while being loaded by a garden hose?

    • And so it takes 3 months to fill the holding tanks with your garden hose–bummer.

    • I wonder why you think modernized crude ports like Freeport and Nederland would have any problem loading crude tankers at a fast clip. Each is connected to a large pipeline from Cushing and both have been tested recently loading Canadian crude. Why do you cling to your silly notion that Canadian crude couldn’t be exported from Texas?

    • Because it is not in any meaningful quantity

    • 1 million bpd is meaningful, Dummy.

    • Make up your mind
      ‘was an AVERAGE of 20,000 bpd’

    • Thad Daly, make up your mind. You claim that Keystone is just an export scheme. Keystone is 75% complete (Phase 1 plus XL South), yet no meaningful exports have taken place, only token cargoes, even though the export capacity is a whopping 1 million bpd. Apparently, as usual, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • IF the K-XL was not for Canada exporting what reason was there to build– Canada has been the largest supplier of crude to the US for decades and never had a problem making delivery through the existing pipeline system, not even during the last 7 yrs during the delay

    • The original plan was for K-XL North and South to be built at same time. What really happened was K-XL South was completed while Enbridge expanded their existing pipelines that feed the northern half of US. So now only K-XL North remains unfinished. That’s just 25% of original plan for Keystone Phase 1 plus XL. If Canadian crude production grows by only 0.8 million bpd by 2020 as currently predicted, K-XL North may not be needed for a while. Existing pipelines can still be expanded some.

    • The above covers the last 7 years. During that time, Canadian production increased ~ 60% with almost all exported to and refined by the US. Both TransCanada and Enbridge spent billions to accommodate this growth. If exports from Texas ports were the long-term objective, don’t you think the export rate would be more than one garden hose?

    • So with out exporting Canada has no use or need for the K-XL

    • Ben Cook-And your stupidity is an even greater problem– Tell you what, show us your inteligence instead of making a personal attack enter the discussion with facts or opinions– both Paul and I enjoy a good debate
      You are mentally capable–aren’t you -?

    • Thad, which part of 3.2 million bpd do you not understand? That’s the Canadian crude imported by the US. That amount wouldn’t be possible without Keystone’s 75% completion and expansion by Enbridge. How will 0.8 million bpd more be accommodated? K-XL North will have to be built someday, but can be delayed for now.

    • Paul Smith — you are slow tooay poste posted an hour ago and yo nowu just freak out-
      Canada can not export today because of the glutted market no one would buy–and they can not get it to a port in realistic quantities for exporting– took REPCSOL what -3 months to load one small tanker
      And you keep saying that the Canadian oil industry is happy being limited to US market only — do their investor knw that–

    • The only reason for xl was to get dirty oil sands oil to a port to be sent to Asia. It’s a lot cheaper to construct going through the center of the US then it is to go over the Canadian Rockies. And when it leaks, which it will, who will pay for the cleanup? Obama did the right thing. Congressman may have to hold on to their bribery checks from big oil for awhile yet! I live in North Dakota so trust me when I say there will be breaches and the oil companies and their congressional puppets will go to any length to cover them up!

    • Paul Smith what say you about thne K-XL replacement

      ‘The proposed $12 billion project would send 1.1 million barrels per day of western Canada’s oil-sands crude 2,900 miles east to Saint John, New Brunswick, on the country’s North Atlantic Coast. The project would convert a 1950s-era underutilized natural gas pipeline and add extensions to each end: one to a terminal south of Alberta’s oil sands in the oil town of Hardisty and the other extending the reach of the pipeline from Montreal to a refinery in Saint John, which has supertanker access that would allow the crude to be transported globally, including to the refineries in Louisiana and Texas that the Keystone XL pipeline would be intended to serve.

      From there, Canada can develop more lucrative export markets for its crude, including Europe, which might need more oil as its relationship with Russia, a major source of natural gas, sours. The U.S. consumes most of Canada’s oil exports but does so at a price discount that costs Canada an estimated $20 billion a year, according to Bloomberg. Loosening Canada’s dependence on the U.S. market by providing supertanker access to Alberta’s heavy crude from the New Brunswick coast would allow Canada to wean itself off heavy dependence on U.S. consumption”
      http://www.ibtimes.com/no-keystone-xl-pipeline-no-problem-says-canadian-firm-planning-send-crude-east-instead-1701211
      .

    • Interesting but the premise that the oil sands price discount will disappear at an Atlantic port but not at a Texas port is bogus. The discount is due to the awful quality of the crude. A handful of European refineries have already tried token cargoes of oil sands. Did they fall in love? No, and an Atlantic port loading will not change that.

    • Thad you’re a smart and kind old gentleman! I don’t think you know much about my country or how many U.S based companies are operating in our oilfields. It’s not about moving out oil to Texas so it just goes to some other country. It was also to move crude from the Dakotas. Either way, Obama porked ya. We already stated that u.s will see less oil from up here if it wasn’t approved, we can just build one to van city ports. If you are stupid enough to believe that the Middle East has the largest reserves of oil you’re dead wrong and that was proved years ago! Canada has the largest reserves left in the world. The only person who put a stop to the pipeline was Warren Buffet! He didn’t want it through Nebraska cause he would lose money, so he spent enough in lobbying to put a crunch on it dummy!

    • Having another customer no dicount needed– high bide get the pig

    • Since Canada can export from Texas ports, up to 1 million bpd, any customer in the world can bid on Canadian crude TODAY. Do any choose to? Not worth mentioning. US refineries are the only refineries bidding high enough to buy Canadian crude. Foreign refineries don’t want Canadian crude.

    • Have you noticed that heavy Venezuelan crude is discounted even though any customer can bid on it? Just like Venezuela, Canadian crude is discounted because it’s HEAVY. The number of customers has nothing to do with it.

  12. In other news…i’m gonna rob a bank so i can feed my family

  13. Yea, give Iran a nuke but don’t put in a Pipeline cause it’s bad for the environment.

  14. Well then I think it should be up to the people to decide on it amen

  15. 115,000 lifetime jobs down the drain.

  16. Hopefully every U.S oil worker, pipeliner, coal miner, and anyone who work construction in these industries votes Republican. This sh$t has got to stop!!!!! Bill Clintons ugly bed partner will be worse yet!!!

    • Canada already rejected it in late October before Obama had a chance to,and it’s there project.

    • No we didn’t. Get your facts right.

    • Audra Baker I think that you have your facts mixed up.

    • TransCanada pipeline only put it on hold looking an alternative route! They would still do the line once that was resolved! Would be nice to get some decent President with some balls to approve of it however Warren Buffets pockets are deep and donating to the democrats to get them elected all while he is majority shareholder of the rail lines that currently haul the oil had more to do with it than the economics of the pipeline passing!!

    • Gotta keep those party contributions coming! This administration makes me sick!

    • Audra Baker, qCanada is looking at building an east-west pipeline in case this doesn’t go thru, and then the US misses out on all benefits of it if we let that happen. Canada also needs to be able to get their product to market.

    • Cam Bird why should we allow Canadian tar oil pipeline to be built through the United States it has nothing to do with American jobs it has nothing to do with American oil this is all Canadian the jobs that will create are only temporary jobs and Keystone doesn’t have a good safety record

    • John Bergquist let them build their pipeline through their country I don’t want him in my country we need to build a pipeline from the Bakken for American oil

    • Yep we are looking at 40% usage and mixing out oil with Canadian junk. If it was for only American oil I’m all for it. Canadians get all the benefits with no risk

    • Obama isn’t good for our long term economy, can we reject him?

    • This is a double edged deal. I think Warren Buffet is on Obama’s D because he has a monopoly on oil transportation. Fact is we won’t know the truth, those with the money decide for us.

  17. He is a more of a *****ss than I thought! Awful for our country! Awful!

  18. As warren buffet tosses money into obama’s pockets

  19. Well, oboma has just passed his pocket…

  20. what about canadas lawsuits against nd water projects

    • Bill how about a true comment and not just a bunch of copied pictures from someone else’s post. You are only proving you are a kook aid drinker. Yes, I mean kook.

  21. Tom Steyer makes larger campaign contributions!

  22. Still not worth poisoning people’s water and or ruining where they live.

  23. Okay because that’s going to happen

  24. You do realize billions of dollars worth of technology prevents that. And I can tell you this confidently. I have an oilfield background

  25. So the amount to create this, is using the same money to create a solution for what this caused. I would say that would be going in circles.

  26. Cause oil companies never have accidents. What world do you live in Ed?

  27. Fool…..how can one person shut it all down based on his own beliefs??? The pipe is laying in storage compounds rusting away….makes alot of sense lol

  28. BS and work I work oil field

  29. So we shouldn’t bottle water anymore because sometimes we get ecolli? What kind of cowardly world do you live in?

  30. I’m not sure you understand the damages done from oil spills. It’s not a small deal. It’s world-effecting.

  31. The picture that is with this article has 3 problems with it, The center item has a worthlessness greater than any snake in the swamp.

  32. Well look on the bright side, we can buy oil from Iran now instead ….bahahahahaha, what a joke!!

  33. The article forgot to mention how many trains have derailed and caused spills. To say a pipeline is environmentally unfriendly is a lie.

  34. A total prevarication by someone who is working on his retirement by destroying the petroleum industry for this failure called green energy.

  35. He really is….that…dern…stupid.

  36. Larry, Moe and Curley logic

  37. It’s simple! Obama is under orders by Tom Steyer: no climate change, no money in your bank account, oops I mean campaign fund

  38. What a mistake. Now the oil will be transported more dangerously by train.

  39. I prefer solar and wind power.

  40. YOUR GONNA MISS HIM WHEN HES GONE!

  41. What a crock! Even if climate change is real shipping oil from arab countries makes way more sense than using canadian oil!

    • it won’t be full of just Canadian oil ,domestic oil will get a ride in it also.

    • Hey Dallas, it might be better for you to build a house out of sticks, string and shreds of paper you find on the ground then to use Canadian lumber to build a house too, right?

    • D.D..we will keep the oil and gas.
      And lumber..and our freedom’s ( we don’t need to carry gun’s around to enforce them)
      And our free medical.. Ha!
      Your country may be about to elect a knob with a bad toupe..
      Ha..Ha..


    • Steve- TransCanada can not even find Canadian customers up stream, And Bakken light does not need the heavy refineries south– so a pipeline is being built west direct to Illinois –The K-XL would never see any US crude

    • I’m not American, and your a idiot if you think our health care is free!

  42. Keep on voting for the liberals! Idiots vote for Obama that is what they get. Dems. Junk

  43. Koch brothers scowling, serious grumpy.

  44. Obama sucks. I can’t believe he is still horizontal

  45. Also vetoed the exporting of American oil. If he continues we will be lighting our homes with candles and bathing in cold water.

  46. The government no longer stands for the people.

  47. he’s helping the enemy

  48. I am so sick of the anti oilfield our President has embraced. Every single thing you use in your every day life is a product of petroleum. From the shoes on your feet to the gas in your vehicle. Let’s put honest hard working Americans back to work!

  49. Obama did not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy!

  50. It would probably be tough to continue to be able “sell” the War on Error, against those Arabs who don’t even know they’re livin’ on ‘Mercan oil, if a pipeline brought oil to you.

  51. Mr Dolfi. With all due respect. When you use memes like this that are so ridiculously over the top you lose all credibility. These are the actual per bbl transportation costs in 2014.

  52. I reject an inept illegal alien being in the White House!!!!! Can we do something about this already.

  53. Canada already rejected it in late October before Obama had a chance to,and it’s there project.

  54. All I know is I miss those fat oilfield wages

  55. What a terrible thing we have done to our country. Letting 3 like this get their hands on power.

  56. Fair enough Mr. Parent. I have not seen anything to substantiate it being untrue until now… I do recall an article recently that Buffet admitted to making 2 billion on transport, yet he supported the keystone pipeline being built. It might have been the Washington times? I’ll try to locate it.

  57. Regardless Mr. Buffet is a major player in the oil market. With his purchase of Suncor BNSF will have a steady supply of oil to move regardless of Keystone.

  58. A wise old man once said “most things in business happen in spite of politics as opposed to because of it”

  59. Lets reject Muslim Obama

  60. Susan rice, the self proclaimed ‘iron feasted’ woman and the ‘ idiot ‘ president’s political advisor, how could anyone expect positivity in their foreign policy that including partnering on the trades and other security issues. Obama is a president whose got no confidence on his own but to rely on the little distorted minded political advisor who needs to be guided ( politically) for her self.

  61. Isn’t there someway congress can veto a presidents veto? Will have to google

  62. Vote rebulican next election… won’t solve much but, it will solve Obama

  63. Makes Warren Buffet $2 Billion per year by shipping that oil on his rail cars.

    • I saw where it creates only 35 jobs. They dont want to count the ones while its built because they are temporary. I thought all construction jobs were temporary! Only from the minds of Liberals!

  64. You rather take in oil from our enemy’s Obuma is a selfish Muslim

  65. The u.s. is the laughing stock of the world! Thank you to all you who voted for this non american

  66. I guess that new bridge we as Canadians are paying for won’t either. Oh and let’s not forget the u.s customs plaza that goes with it on your side cause you’re broke bum can’t pay for it! We will get our money back and then some Obama, guaranteed. You should have read up on 1812, we aren’t as passive a people as you think prettyface!

  67. But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a great benefit to Canada so let’s go West or East to get out oil to market. More profits for us

  68. It would make Canada and the United States of America much more independent of middle east oil as national defense.

  69. Son of a gun did this now to make it hard for the next guy to get it done. He needs to go home to Kenya and hunt lions.

  70. Whatever dumb bum Osoma yo mama Obama is smoking must be some goods

  71. This is why u r an idiot. Ur good for nothing and u should crawl back in that hole u came from. No country should ever have to stand u in power

  72. People called bush a lame duck towards the end of his presidency. If Obama thinks this is not an economic driver then he’s a lame ducking idiot president. What a joke.

  73. Probably rejected because Canada’s new no brain leader is pulling the Jets out of Syria.

  74. Everybody gets so worked up over Keystone it has nothing to do with American jobs has nothing to do with American oil its all Canadian

    • Actually… There is more of the pipeline being laid in the states than there is in Canada. So realistically the US will be gaining just as many, if not more jobs. Not to mention reduced transportation cost for the importing of oil via pipeline vs rail. But it doesn’t matter to me! I’d rather keep the oil in Canada, cut the states off, and build our own refineries vs letting the states use the oil we sell them (at a highly reduced cost compared to other exporters) to bend us over and rape us. Cause we all know the states is great at raping other countries.

    • Travis Sheldon all the jobs you talk about creating are temporary jobs. Sure there will be some after its done, what 30. No thanks, your keystone doesn’t have a great safety record, so go ahead and spend the money to refine heavy oil and keep it into your country.

    • Keep Canadian oil in Canada and let the US process their crappy dirty oil. Canada will sell it to other countries and Mr. President you can picked up and kiss our arse

    • Well said Kellee Lacombe!!!! We don’t need the USA as much as they need us

    • Your oil is poopy oil, heavy tar oil, cost much more to to refine not like North Dakota sweet oil which is a light oil we don’t need Canadian oil we don’t need anything from your poopy country Kellee Lacombe

  75. “It’s not in the best interest of America…however giving iran $150 billion and nukes somehow is…”

  76. Make sure the environmental lobby donations keep flowing.

  77. Of course he does he makes money on the railroad,what does it matter to this Muslim if it is safe and provides jobs

  78. Send him to Syria. There’s tent room I’m sure.

  79. No kidding, what a moron.

  80. The man who owns the railroad is a huge contributor to Obama. Why does that connection never get explored.

  81. This has nothing to do with the environment it’s about Warren Buffet giving 1 billion dollars to the democrats every year

  82. Wow obama is doing a great job screwing America and neighbours jobs

  83. No big deal we can just have a weekly train car derailment. No big deal.