“The construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would deliver an additional 700,000 to 830,000 barrels of oil per day to the U.S. from Canada, the U.S.’s largest supplier of oil. Not only is the delay preventing additional imports from Canada, it is also preventing the creation of thousands of private-sector jobs. Building the pipeline would directly create 20,000 truly shovel-ready jobs; the Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates that current pipeline operations and the addition of the Keystone XL pipeline would create 179,000 American jobs by 2035.”
_ Nicholas Loris at Heritage
But the jobs yielded will be jobs for folks that Presbo thinks he already has the votes from anyway. So no political benefit from his approving the Keystone pipeline before the election. Because his approving it could create an enviro-weenie firestorm, costing him potential votes that he desparately covets. He only skated in by 53% last time.
So what happens after the election, if he manages to squeeze thru one more time and retain control? What about those precious jobs and the additional Canadian energy supplies that would otherwise be going to China?
Just a hint. It involves looking up at a Greyhound undercarriage.