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June 16, 2013 - 10:10 am

Approval for the Keystone Pipeline has been languishing in the administration because the president doesn’t want to offend the greens, but also doesn’t want to abandon the 10,000 jobs or so that experts believe will be created if it is eventually built.

So, typical Obama, he continues to vote “present” and delay making a decision. There is little doubt that the greens will scream bloody murder if the pipeline is approved — as Al Gore made perfectly clear in an interview with the Guardian newspaper:

Al Gore has called on Barack Obama to veto the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, describing it as “an atrocity”.

The former vice-president said in an interview on Friday that he hoped Obama would follow the example of British Columbia, which last week rejected a similar pipeline project, and shut down the Keystone XL.

“I certainly hope that he will veto that now that the Canadians have publicly concluded that it is not safe to take a pipeline across British Columbia to ports on the Pacific,” he told the Guardian. “I really can’t imagine that our country would say: ‘Oh well. Take it right over parts of the Ogallala aquifer’, our largest and most important source of ground water in the US. It’s really a losing proposition.”

Campaigners have cast Keystone XL as the most important decision of Obama’ presidency. The State Department, which has say over the project because it crosses the US-Canadian border, is to announce its decision later this year.

But Gore said an even larger environmental decision loomed for Obama next month. The White House has indicated Obama could offer a long-awaited climate plan, the first concrete proposals since his inauguration in January when the president suggested it was a religious and patriotic duty to deal with the challenge.

“This whole project [Keystone XL] is an atrocity but it is even more important for him to regulate carbon dioxide emissions,” Gore said. He urged Obama to use his powers as president to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants – the biggest since source of global warming pollution.

Why use the word “atrocity” to describe a project that no one can make a good argument against based on anything rational? The greens oppose the pipeline because it means more energy at cheaper prices. This is exactly the opposite of what they are agitating for. They want less energy that’s more expensive. They will tell us that it is for our own good, that paying more for energy while reducing the amount of fossil fuels that are available will save the earth. What they won’t say is that it will also severely damage industrialized civilization and the philosophy that drives it; capitalism.

The Keystone Pipeline is an atrocity because it reinforces the notion that capitalism is successful. In a similar vein, the regulation of carbon — especially on power plants that are currently in operation — will destroy the coal industry as we know it, perhaps double consumer electric bills, and severely limit the operations of many factories in many industries.

The result will be lost jobs, a shrinking economy, and a stifling of entrepreneurial energy. No doubt, this will be a boon to those who view capitalism as an atrocity — as Gore and his climate change warriors believe.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Al Gore was already at zero credibility with me, but then, selling CurrentTV to Al Jazeera put him in negative credibility territory, which means everything that comes out of his mouth is presumed to be false and moreover, that he knows it to be false but utters it anyway.

And now he has the unmitigated gall to tell us an oil project will be an atrocity? You cheated on your wife, you served as VP for a serial misogynist President, and you've profited from the oil industry - please go away, count your money & shut your trap. Ignoring this blowhard is the best course of action possible. You're the atrocity here, Mr. Gore.
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What a buffoon, what an ignoramus....if he wasn't scamming hundreds of millions into his bank account he would be a prime time dumb@$$. What a laughingstock and poster boy for liberal activism. The truly disgusting part is that he has become filthy rich not by hard work, not by inventing something truly beneficial to mankind, but by playing on well-intentioned people's fears to scam millions of dollars for his own benefit. He's the green Bernie Madoff; Has anyone else noticed that Janet Reno looks like Al Gore with AIDS?
43 weeks ago
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AlGore has this perfectly useful carbon-trading exchange in Chicago that is going almost completely unused because the darned sheeple just won't buy into his gorebull warming bullshyt. Stupid sheeple, don't we know Al might starve to death if we don't get with his program. Hey Al, why don't you just go crawl under a rock and ROT!! The world would be a much better place without ya!
43 weeks ago
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Al Gore should just relax a little. Maybe get a massage or something. Oh, wait...

(The only atrocity is his newly fattened bank account.)
43 weeks ago
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"Gore: Keystone Pipeline an ‘Atrocity’"

Doctor Gregory House: "You're an Idiot."
43 weeks ago
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Let's hope that whatever Washington or Obama proposes that is it 'comprehensive' since we've had such good fortune with the other recent comprehensive reform 'packages' - you know, Obamacare, immigration, etc.
43 weeks ago
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Atrocity? Yeah, millions are going to be dying, and whole towns will become ghost towns. It will be the apocalypse! The end is near, or something. These doom-sayers used to panhandle on the street, not live in massive mansions.
43 weeks ago
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AlGore, evidently a glutton in more ways than one, is now an expert on atrocities....another man without a mirror in the house
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“This whole project [Keystone XL] is an atrocity but it is even more important for him to regulate carbon dioxide emissions,”

Then he flew home on his private jet to his 20 room mansion.

To control 'carbon' usage (carbon is used in every day life functions) is to control ' Human Beings' and leftist Al Gore uses any event to demonize the political opposition in order to advance his angry political ideals.
43 weeks ago
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Well, if Al (Einstein) Gore is AGAINST it, I'm FOR it!
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