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Obama Keystone XL pipeline

  • Obama’s administration is being sued over the Keystone XL pipeline by the parent group TransCanada.
  • TransCanada is seeking $15 billion in taxpayer dollars for the “loss of value”
  • Ultimately Obama sided with the environmentalists saying ““Frankly, approving this project would’ve undercut that global leadership.”
  • Keystone XL pipeline would have ultimately created over 40,000 jobs.

TransCanada on Wednesday accused President Obama in a federal lawsuit of exceeding his constitutional authority when rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and, in a separate challenge, said the White House violated a historic trade agreement, igniting an election-year battle over a project that most considered dead — at least until the next president takes office in one year.

The company, which proposed the project nearly a decade ago, is seeking $15 billion in damages from the U.S. for the “loss of value” of assets related to Keystone.

“In its decision, the U.S. State Department acknowledged the denial was not based on the merits of the project,” TransCanada said in a statement. “Rather, it was a symbolic gesture based on speculation about the perceptions of the international community regarding the administration’s leadership on climate change and the president’s assertion of unprecedented, independent powers.”

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The company argues that Mr. Obama “intruded on Congress’s power to regulate interstate and international commerce” and blatantly disregarded the will of the legislative branch. Congress last year passed a bill approving Keystone, but the president vetoed it.

In a separate legal action, the Canadian company filed a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement saying the president’s decision was “arbitrary and unjustified” and violated a portion of the landmark trade deal.

The White House referred all questions about the legal action to the State Department.

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32 Comments

32 Comments

  • John Oswald says:

    He (Obama) should have “NO” control over a item that would lower the cost of oil to the USA. It cost 7 to 9.00/ barrel to ship by rail verse 3 to 4.00 a barrel via the pipeline. Not forgetting the new jobs this would create. Now Mr. Buffet owns the rail road line that move the oil now & I am sure he told Obama not to allow the pipeline to go through.

  • Joni Weaver says:

    Taxpayers should not be held accountable. The president should be held accountable since he has crowned himself king.

  • Charles Tilley says:

    I totally agree with this ad ,Sad thing is in Massillon Ohio , they have about 100,000 pipes staked up for the XL pipe line . Obama is hurting 40,000 good paying jobs . Makes no sense to stop something like this . Americans need to stop voting Democrat and start voting for Trump , America needs jobs , we need to make America great once again . Stop all of this Communist Liberal Democrats in their tracks >

  • Fred says:

    When you think about how many oil train accidents have occurred, building the Keystone Pipeline would be a positive step toward preserving the environment. But we may not be driving as much in the near future. The mileage requirements for new cars is 54.5 mpg by 2025 and Governor Brown of California wants to cut gasoline use in half by 2030. So what will that do to our lifestyles and budgets?

  • jan says:

    I DO NOT FEEL IT IS ALRIGHT 2 HAVE OBAMA VETO ANY JOBS

  • Terry says:

    why should us citizens have to pay for our stupid president’s stupid decision?

  • Matthew N. Feller says:

    I HAVE ALWAYS SAID HE IS A COMMUNIST NAZI QUEER MUSLIM LOVING BASTARD HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO DESTROY OUR GREAT COUNTRY PLEASE VOTE FOR TRUMP HE IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO WILL SAVE OUR GREAT NATION

    • kenny says:

      I agree except that no one can save our great nation now. He has accomplished most of his goals so far except getting our guns. And he will not stop at that. Our american dollar is fixing to be worthless and that will cause more than enough chaos in our nation for him to call a state of emergency and put us under ML so he can have military take our weapons and food and try and put us in FEMA camps and soup lines. He’s part of UN’s Agenda 21!!!!!!!!!!! One world nation and currency. No one has heard yet that he has bought a 4.3 million dollar villa in UAE!!!!!!!!! Why would a christain american pres do that????????? He wouldn’t!!!!!! The Admiral that whisttled blowed it has been fired for viewing porn on pc when you can not access porn on military net!!!!!!!!!!!! They shut him up!!!!!

    • beary says:

      I was for Trump until he said he was for the Patriot Act. He is not on our side afterall.

  • LS says:

    TAKE AWAY ALL OF STUPID OBAMAS RIGHTS. CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS NOTHING.
    START PUTTING TOGETHER THE PIPELINE WITHOUT HIS SAY. SHOOT ANY BODY THAT CREATES A PROBLEM.

  • Name says:

    what I think is none of your business

  • rich mcdowell says:

    This Pres. is anti American

  • James Andrews says:

    I agree because this administration hates America.

  • mary says:

    why should we foot the bill?He should pay it,since he veto it! Why doesn’t congress make him pay it?Why do we have them for?//

  • charles tirpik says:

    It seems like everything Obama does costs the taxpayers money.

  • Jim Cregar says:

    As I understand, there will be only a limited number of long term jobs, less then 50.
    All of the jobs you and everyone else talk about are construction jobs and how long will they last. No one that is in favor of the pipeline shares the complete story with the public.
    Also who will get the benefit of the pipeline and where will the oil end up being consumed ?

    • beary says:

      In order to build the pipeline, Keystone is crying eminent domain and taking away property from families who owned the property for generations. The pipeline is to go through the Ogallala aquifer which five states use. When (NOT if) a pipe leaks or breaks, the Ogallala aquifer will be destroyed. Where do you come up with 40,000 jobs? Other reports say “50”. Keystone will bring their own employees and there will be very few jobs for Americans. This work will only last two years and then 50 – 40,000 people will be unemployed again. Just like the Alaskan pipeline, we (the American people) were promised that the oil will stay in the USA. That oil is transported to Washington state and shipped out. Same with this Keystone pipeline. The oil is going to Texas refineries very close to shore and then will be shipped out to Japan.
      I feel this is one of the very few things that Obummer did right.

  • Richard Liberi says:

    Because obama and his administration are trying to destroy AMERICA. Thank the idiots who were stupid enough to vote for the black muslim dictator twice.

  • Dave J says:

    The Knuckle-Dragger-In-Chief should be put where he belongs—BEHIND BARS—with the other knuckle-draggers!

  • wm. says:

    Age is 84— Obama is th e wost president ever—H e won’t do anything to tarnish his already tarnished reputation—-& he keeps on doing this do-nothing for – ever

  • mary kuhn says:

    please IMPEACH THIS DEMON NAME OBAMA

  • Gregg Ricker says:

    Obama is not worth commenting about. He is a certified lied.

  • MR JAMES M EDWARDS JR says:

    people need jobs to pay their bills

  • Robert Hartley says:

    oil will find a way to the refineries based on demand. Seems to me this could be the cheapest method over the long term. When this was purposed, oil was more expensive before all of the fracking in North Dakota . I believe we should go forward with the pipeline and increase our fuel supply without ever importing another drop from the middle east. It just makes sense! Stop giving money to the Arab’s that subside terrorism all across the globe. Money spent here stays here. Let us produce so much that it makes the middle east poorer in the long run.

  • marvin long says:

    Obama is causing 40,000 families to starve to death

  • Steve says:

    Steve: Obama has been blocking this and using his bully pulpit all the while helping Warren Buffet. Buffet owns the trains that transport the oil and would lose big $$$$ if this pipe line is completed. So, Obama would rather protect his billionaire friend and donator than help us little people allowing the pipe line which will create a lot of jobs. THE BIG LIE DEMOCRATES ARE FOR THE WORKING CLASS FALSE THEY ARE THE RICH

    • kenny says:

      I agree, except the republicans have been allowing him his way except in gun control and they have helped dig the hole we are in now! Our dollar bill is fixing to be worthless this year. You know what that means. The rich have already moved their money from our banks and turned it into something else that will stay being worth something! The pipe line will not matter. The majority of people soon will not even be able to afford a cup of coffee!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready for this????????????

  • gf says:

    When Donald J Trump, is sworn in as the 45th POTUS. He will have on his desk, in the Oval Office, bills to sign into law, on day 1. This will be one of the first. Obama”care”, is also going to get the, Donald J Trump treatment. We just have to hang in there, one more year, an excruciatingly long one.

  • albert wilkinson says:

    because the gov. has no money the money belong to tax payers not the gov.

  • Carrie lundberg says:

    Keystone does not belong here. They are crying immenent domain and taking away property from American citizens who have been on their land for generations. Its a Canadian company and has their own workers. The few workers they hire will only have a job for two years. They want to take it across the Ogallala aquafer; when pipes leak or break, our water source will be no good to drink or bathe in. The oil is going to Texas to get refined and then shipped out of this country.
    There are other ways they can get their oil to Texas.

  • Jackie says:

    Obama has set his self to destroy America.

  • betty thompson says:

    where is Obama going to get the money from no social security this year no money Obama ha ha ha

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