The State Department will “extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections,” Reuters reported on Friday afternoon. The organization credited the information to a 1:30 call with Congressional staff.
The decision of whether or not to approve the northern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline, connecting the tar sands of Alberta to oil refineries and export facilities in Texas, will enter its sixth year in September.(Think Progress)
Here’s a suggestion to the geniuses at Foggy Bottom: tell Canada to keep their damn tarsands north of the border, period; the oil’s going to the international market, not to U.S. markets, so why should we shoulder the burden of dealing with it?