Gallery: President Obama Announces Plan To Expedite Southern Leg of Key...


One consequence of promoting an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy is that it will draw criticism from all sides, leaving neither pro-oil nor pro-alternative energy constituencies satisfied. This is exactly what President Obama appears to have accomplished on the second stop of his US energy tour this week. Standing in front of an expansive row of pipes at the Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Oklahoma yesterday, Obama announced that his administration would expedite the construction of the southern leg of the highly controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which will run from Cushing to Port Arthur, Texas.

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