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Lou Dobbs Downplays Danger To Ogallala Aquifer From KeystoneXL Pipeline

In what seems to be a running theme over at Fox, Lou Dobbs, who left CNN to join their business channel, appeared on Megyn Kelly's America Live to attack the Obama administrations decision to delay the KeystoneXL pipeline and study the possibility of re-routing it.
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In what seems to be a running theme over at Fox, Lou Dobbs, who left CNN to join their business channel, appeared on Megyn Kelly's America Live to attack the Obama administrations decision to delay the KeystoneXL pipeline and study the possibility of re-routing it.

As Media Matters has documented, Dobbs attacks here are similar to ones we've been hearing for some time on Fox -- Fox Ignores Bipartisan Health, Environmental Concerns To Claim Keystone Decision Was "Political"

Fox News figures have been claiming that the Obama administration's decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline project puts "politics ahead of jobs for the American people." But Fox failed to report on health and environmental concerns raised by the Keystone project; Fox also failed to report that it was unpopular with officials of both parties and residents of the Nebraskan communities where it would have been located.

Lots of examples there so go read the full report. Besides attacking the Obama administration for making this a "political decision", hyping the number of jobs it would create and ignoring that this project was also opposed by the Republican governor of Nebraska, Dobbs did his best to downplay the potential damage to the Ogallala Aquifer, claiming that "there is not a single instance of an aquifer being polluted by a pipeline anywhere in North America... period."

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