Thursday, March 22, 2012

President Visits Oklahoma

President Obama visits Oklahoma with the pretext of approving and helping speed up approval of the Oklahoma portion of the pipeline that was to run from Canada to Texas. Just weeks ago he was calling senators on the phone trying to get them to vote against the pipeline.
Posted: 03/18/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Pump prices on his mind, President Barack Obama says Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop alternative sources of energy."

"Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address that he expected Congress to consider in the next few weeks ending $4 billion in tax subsidies, a move he has failed to persuade lawmakers to make during his term."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama today denied the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, finding that building the pipeline is not in the national interest.

Posted: 02/27/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Canadian company says it will build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Calgary-based TransCanada says the new project does not require presidential approval, since it does not cross a U.S. border. The shorter pipeline is expected to cost about $2.3 billion and be completed next year.

Washington, Mar 21 - "Today, Congressman John Sullivan, Vice Chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, offered the following statement reacting to media reports that President Obama intends to announce he will expedite the permitting process for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline during his visit to Cushing, OK on Thursday. Cushing is home to the worlds largest oil storage complex."

“President Obama claiming credit for speeding up the Keystone pipeline is like Al Gore saying he invented the internet – it is claiming credit where credit isn't due. This is clearly an attempt to deflect attention from $4 gas and his failed energy policies, and Oklahomans won't buy it. The southern portion of Keystone XL doesn’t cross international lines and doesn’t need presidential approval. In fact, this administration has done everything in their power to delay the Keystone process – just last week the President personally lobbied members of Congress to vote against it.”

“Simply put, the southern portion of keystone – from Cushing, OK to the Gulf Coast – is being built in spite of the Obama Administration, not because of them. This portion of the pipeline does require numerous permits, but those come from state authorities, army corps of engineers and fish and wildlife services, not the president.”

March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on President Obama's upcoming visit to Cushing, Okla. ahead of the construction of a pipeline which will run from Cushing to the Gulf. President Obama plans to travel to Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 21 and to Cushing, Okla. on March 22."

"When President Obama visits Oklahoma in preparation for a new pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf, we hope that he will learn a thing or two about the benefits of using our own domestic oil and gas resources, especially as gas prices continue to skyrocket," Inhofe said. "Unfortunately, we know his visit is little more than a campaign stop in an attempt to put a favorable spin on his dismal energy record, because current gas prices threaten his job. America has more domestic recoverable resources of oil, gas and coal than any country in the world, and developing these resources is the best way to revive our economy while bringing down prices at the pump. Yet, President Obama continues to wage an all-out attack on American fossil fuel development in his war on affordable energy. He keeps saying that oil and natural gas are the fuels of the past, but he is wrong. Oklahomans know they are very much the fuels of the present and the foreseeable future. The sooner he realizes this, the better."

Governor Mary Fallin is on vacation with her family and won't be back in Oklahoma to receive the president. The governor said she found out about his visit from the media. This only lends credit to the thought that this president has no boundaries, no limits, and no respect for others. If he had boundaries he wouldn't try to take credit for the very thing he has been working to destroy. If he knew what limits were he would know that other people have rights. If he had respect for others he would have notified Governor Fallin well in advance of his planned trip. That begs the question, "Why?" Why would he not notify a governor that he intends to visit their state? Why indeed? Is it because she would have politely told him her opinion of his policies? Why was his television audience by invitation only? Did he see the protesters in Cushing? They were wanting to tell the president that he had nothing to do with the pipeline in Cushing. Of course the media and the security that he surrounds himself with won't allow us peons close to him. Those who don't agree with his lies and suck up to him because he is president aren't allowed in him presence. The media paint a picture of a lie.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and other elected officials are blasting President Barack Obama for his decision to reject a permit to build a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that would cross Oklahoma.

Obama on Wednesday announced that he turned down the proposal for the 1,700-mile pipeline because Congress gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.

Fallin says the rejection of the pipeline will cost the state an estimated 1,200 construction jobs and more than $1 billion in new investment in Oklahoma.

A TransCanada official said last week that if approved, the next phase of the project was to build a large pipeline from the oil storage center in Cushing, Oklahoma, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

I just heard on the local news that President Obama did get to see the people and their signs in Cushing. Signs read, "Go Home", "Keystone Yes", "Socialists not welcome here", and it was reported by local radio news that some of the protesters waved a special finger at the president.

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