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and screen bids for the environmental study conducted on its own pending pipeline. At this point there are two issues with the validity of the study, which until resolved, no permits should be awarded for the pipeline. The State Department is currently investigating the claims of a conflict of interest and until a decision is made this project should be suspended. The Department of Energy’s involvement in the pipeline has muddied its chances of immediate approval. Disregarding the obvious reasons why this project should go no further, due to inauspicious pre-construction studies, the Department of Energy does not have superior authority over approval. Since the pipeline crosses an international border President Obama is required to approve the proposal to build the pipeline. The President has only two options, approve or deny the proposal, one of which is the only clear, smart, and consistent choice to make. The approval of this pipeline would prove disastrous to Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign. While his choice has been reduced to a matter of economy versus environment, the threat to the environment are much greater than the opportunity for jobs. Yes, the pipeline will create many jobs in several states including construction, maintenance, and regulatory positions (Canadian Energy Research Institute). But many of these jobs will be temporary in nature and only serve to create a facade of economic improvement. Those employed due to the creation of this pipeline would have jobs for the few years it takes to build it but upon its completion will be flooding the job market once again, increasing unemployment. The weak and temporary solution to employment the pipeline offers to the Presidents re-election platform poses an issue though. It directly contradicts previous decisions and President Obama’s initial election platform.
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  • Fall '11
  • Kashif
  • President Obama, President of the United States, Keystone Pipeline, Burnt Orange Report

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