Saturday, August 25, 2012

Carney claims Obama didn't reject Keystone XL pipeline

Obama spokesman Jay Carney claimed August 24 that Obama didn't reject Keystone XL pipeline. CNS News:

White House Spokesman Jay Carney said that the Obama administration had not “rejected” the Keystone pipeline

But Obama DID reject it. The Republicans in Congress forced him to make a decision in January, 2012.

Here is what he said when he rejected it:

“As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment.

“As a result, the Secretary of State has recommended that the application be denied. And after reviewing the State Department’s report, I agree,” Obama said on Jan. 18.

He was "perfectly clear."

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