On Monday, Oct. 31, speaking about a possible permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, President Obama's press secretary Jay Carney told the press that "this is a decision that will be made by the State Department." On Tuesday, Nov. 1, speaking during an interview at the White House with a reporter from Omaha, Nebraska-based TV station KETV, President Obama himself said that he will be making the decision. More than that, Obama gave the rhetorical back of his hand to the false argument of pipeline supporters that it is a big jobs creator: "I think folks in Nebraska, …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.