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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Krauthammer Calls Keystone XL Indefinite Delay 'A Spit in the Eye to Canada' -- Breitbart

Charles KrauthammerOn Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the Obama administration’s announcement to put off a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the November elections, which delays the project indefinitely.

“Look, this is the most open and shut case for any energy project -- any project anywhere that I have ever seen,” Krauthammer said. “The ambassador spelled it out in minute detail. Economically, in terms of national security, our dependence on the Venezuelans or the Middle East clearly in terms of jobs, in terms of energy independence. But even on the terms that the opposition is arguing: greenhouse gases, it fails on its own terms. The oil will come through. The oil is coming through, and it comes through as he explained on rail and truck, which creates more emissions.”

“There is no substantial ground on which to make the case,” he continued. “In fact, it's very dangerous. We know there was an accident with rail through Quebec carrying oil that destroyed a town, killed -- burned to death 40 people instantly. And the other thing that he didn't mention is that these oil shipments are taking up so much of the rail transport that other goods can't get to market in the United States, which increases the price of all the products that travel through the western and northern United States. In other words, every economic argument is against this, and all that's left, I think, as Jason said, is pure ideology. I would just add one fact that the ambassador was too discreet to mention: It is a spit in the eye to Canada, our closest ally,

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