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  •  Did you read Bill's article? (8+ / 0-)

    The country also was a republic when FDR told automakers to stop building cars. This is an urgent issue of national security and survival on planet Earth, so what Bill is saying that the problem can't be addressed in the typical slow motion speed of politics, but in the fast motion speed of a national and international emergency. The President sets the tone and he doesn't need Congress to tell the American people how urgent the situation is. But that's the apparent problem that Bill is pointing out, that it doesn't seem like the President is aware just how urgent the situation is. And he doesn't need Congress to shut down Keystone XL, but the way it looks he's going to let it be built and burn up all the oil we're saving on the recently passed mileage standards.

    •  Keystone oil will flow. There is no "savings". (0+ / 0-)

      The oil either goes through the US or will will go through Canada to their west coast.  Whether Keystone is built, or not, there is no "savings".  It will end up on the world market no matter what.

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