August 29, 2011
Independent Women’s Forum – A Pivot to Jobs? Start By Approving The Keystone Pipeline.
President Obama cut his vacation short because of Hurricane Irene, but we still aren’t expected his much awaited “jobs plan” until September. Will the President go back to the Keynesian trough and offer another enormous government spending package? How can he do this and still feign concern about our out-of-control national debt?
I imagine that the White House p.r. team is as big a part of the decision-making process on this one as his policy gurus. The White House seems to have no idea what might actually help the economy-or at least be unwilling to contemplate the kind of scaling back of big government and deregulation that would be most likely to provide real relief to the private sector-so that this plan is primarily posturing for the next election, rather than a true policy proposal.
August 26, 2011
Environment statement on pipeline brings nation closer to thousands of new jobs.
WASHINGTON, August 26, 2011 ─ API welcomed the U.S. State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline project and urged the agency to complete its national interest determination and issue permits for the pipeline without delay.
“The nation’s quintessential shovel-ready project is a step closer to reality,” said API Refining Manager Cindy Schild. “That’s good news for tens of thousands of Americans who stand to find new jobs when this pipeline project is finally approved. If the State Department gives the final okay, hiring could begin immediately in hundreds of American companies in the Midwest and across the country.”
August 25, 2011
State Department review to find pipeline impact ‘limited,’ sources say – The Washington Post.
The State Department will remove a major roadblock to construction of a massive oil pipeline stretching from Canada to Texas when it releases its final environmental assessment of the project as soon as Friday, according to sources briefed on the process.
The move is critical because it will affirm the agency’s earlier finding that the project will have “limited adverse environmental impacts” during construction and operation, according to sources familiar with the assessment who asked not to be identified because the decision has not been made public.