Post by Ryan Maue
Friday evening news dump — in this case, the United States State Department drops a big one and essentially green-lights a “controversial” pipeline project. The Keystone XL project Final Environmental Impact Statement is not a “decision” on the final construction of the project, but a key hurdle in the process.
“The $13 billion Keystone XL Pipeline cleared a key bureaucratic hurdle on Friday even as environmental groups vowed to continue fighting the project.” Most of the news is covered everywhere on the web, i.e. MarketWatch
With that state of emergency declared with Hurricane Irene, the organized criminal disobedience syndicate has decided to put their “sit-ins” on hold, and return for an even bigger response next week, or something.
I thought the Obama administration was going to follow science when making its decisions, something the previous administration did not do as we have been told by the liberal media for several years now. In their August 3 Letter from Scientific Experts to President Obama, the “Who’s Who” of the left-wing climate science establishment argues:
“The tar sands are a huge pool of carbon, but one that does not make sense to exploit. It takes a lot of energy to extract and refine this resource into useable fuel, and the mining is environmentally destructive. Adding this on top of conventional fossil fuels will leave our children and grandchildren a climate system with consequences that are out of their control. It makes no sense to build a pipeline system that would practically guarantee extensive exploitation of this resource.”
The Green movement is apoplectic, including the journalists that peddle their wares. That’s where I want to focus a later post, on how journalists are “reporting” the news.