Keystone XL Decision Highlights Coziness Between Oil And Gas Industry, Obama Administration

The problem is the Obama administration’s schizophrenic energy policy, in which the President backs both renewable energy and fossil fuels without acknowledging that the two are competitors.
Keystone XL Decision Highlights Coziness Between Oil And Gas Industry, Obama Administration

Via Desmogblog:

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:59Sharon Kelly

This past week was good to the oil and gas industry. First, President Obama talked up jobs gains from drilling and labeled natural gas a “bridge fuel” in his State of the Union address, using terminology favored by natural gas advocates.

Then, on Friday, the Obama administration released a much-awaited assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline’s environmental impacts which concluded that pipeline construction “remains unlikely to  significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands,” effectively turning a blind eye to the staggering carbon em...

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