The rejection makes sense, as we have other industries in which we can place our support and trust.
Industries like solar power and electric and hybrid vehicles.
We should continue to put our tax dollars to work supporting companies like Solyndra as they flare in and out of existence faster than GOP candidates. Why should we bother with oil pipelines when we can gamble tax dollars away on houses of solar-powered cards?
In any case, we won’t need the pipeline once we’re all driving Chevy Volts, which we can charge with environmentally friendly coal.
The bonus is that we’ll never need another cash-for-clunkers program because we’ll go through two Volts a year.
Obama’s policy just keeps on giving. Once the Strait of Hormuz is closed and we run out of foreign oil, we can warm ourselves with the warm glow of smoldering Volt batteries.