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questionable. A decision to approve the pipeline would harm Mr. Obama’s platform by contradicting his previous actions and statements. He would lose the support of the “green” supporters who helped him win the 2008 presidential elections, and possibly lose support due to the administrative contradiction posed by such a decision(PolicyMic). The potential dangers of the project are so tremendous, in a world where stress is being placed on transition to cleaner
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energy, there can be no justifiable reason to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
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Works Cited 1. "Federal Environmental Impact Statement." U.S. Department of State . United States Department of State, 26 Aug. 2011. Web. 01 Dec. 2011. <http://www.keystonepipeline- xl.state.gov/clientsite/keystonexl.nsf?Open>. 2. Economic Impacts of Staged Development of Oil Sands Projects in Alberta . Rep. CERI (Canadian Energy Research Institute), 07 Aug. 2011. Web. <http://www.ceri.ca/images/stories/2011-07- 08_CERI_Study_125_Section_1.pdf>. 3. Schwitters, Adam. "Tarsands Pipeline Debate Shifts To Texas As Oil Co Seeks to Avoid State Department Review." Www.burntorangereport.com . Burnt Orange Report, 05 Dec. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. 4. Casey-Lefkowitz, Susan, and Elizabeth Shope. "Say No to Tar Sands Pipeline." Editorial. Www.nrdc.org . Natural Resources Defense Council, Mar. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <http://www.nrdc.org/land/files/TarSandsPipeline4pgr.pdf>. 5. Broussalian, Kasia. "Obama's Delay of Keystone XL Is Good for His 2012 Chances." PolicyMic . PolicyMic, Nov. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <http://www.policymic.com/articles/obama-s-delay-of- keystone-xl-is-good-for-his-2012-chances>. 6. Goeke, James. Surface Water and Groundwater Relationships in Nebraska . Rep. Surface Water and Groundwater Relationships in Nebraska . University of Nebraska-Lincoln Flood Resources. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <http://flood.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=173022&name=DLFE- 2927.pdf>. 7.
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