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Obama Keystone decision will show he is the real obstructionist

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruling to allow the route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state removes one of the main reasons President Obama has not made a decision on whether or not to approve the construction project.

During his December press conference Obama said the State Department would use the results of the Nebraska Supreme Court as input for making its decision.

Now the fate of the construction project is in Obama’s hands.

With the court decision over, the process moves to the State Department and it will review the project to determine if the pipeline is in our national interest. The pipeline has already survived two State Department reviews.

Judging by the president’s comments, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is highly unlikely.

Obama has downplayed the economic benefits of the project and most recently, the White House Press Secretary said the president would veto legislation that would give the project a green light.

By blocking the pipeline Obama will be ignoring the feelings of the majority of Americans. A poll conducted by Pew Research found 59 percent support construction of the pipeline that would transport crude from Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.

Obama’s Keystone decision will expose the president as the obstructionist-in-chief.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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