Last I checked Oklahoma is in the U.S. not Canada

Sometimes I scratch my head when Thune-Bag opens his mouth;

Obama says he has ordered federal agencies to speed up approval for a section of the Keystone XL pipeline that will run from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast.  But Thune says Obama has delayed approval of a permit for the larger part of the project that would bring Canadian oil to the Gulf Coast.

Maybe Obama wants the pipeline because the oil is coming from American soil, not Canadian. Just a thought.


#1 concerned liberal on 03.23.12 at 8:33 pm

A pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas is not only domestic
crude most likely, but it is also most likely not going to be filled with Canadian oil made from toxic tar sands.

#2 duggersd on 03.23.12 at 8:42 pm

President Obama has no say in whether this is going to be built. This is another case of a rooster taking credit for the sunrise because of his crowing. And Canada is American soil. Check your geography. BTW, is it true we already have oil pipelines in the area of NE that he has concerns? And is it also true this is the first border crossing pipeline that has ever been denied?

#3 testor on 03.23.12 at 10:58 pm

Again Duggersd, when did Canada become American? It might be on North American continent but it is not part of the USA.

Thunebaggers, teabaggers and other knuckle-draggers make it up as they need to fill their little minds.

#4 l3wis on 03.23.12 at 11:26 pm

Does Thune think people can’t figure this one out on their own? I wish Obama would call a news conference just to address the stupid shit Thune says.

#5 Helga on 03.24.12 at 2:39 am

Thune has been too busy this week working with David Vitter on a bill that would allow people with a permit to carry a concealed firearm to go to any other state with a similar law.
Picked a good week to push guns.

#6 Grant Wentzel on 03.24.12 at 8:32 am

Thing is, there already is a pipeline from Canada to Oklahoma, the new section would remove the bottleneck in Cushing OK and take the oil all the way to the gulf.

What is still being blocked is a redo of the Canada to OK section.

You can see it on this map:

#7 rufusx on 03.24.12 at 9:25 am

Isn’t that Oklahoma-Texas portion simply an extension of the existing XL pipeline – and not the primary portion of the NEW pipeline that is being delayed.?

#8 l3wis on 03.24.12 at 2:52 pm

Kinda looks like it to me. I guess we would be foolish to tear up what is already done, but we can stop any future expansion.

#9 John2 on 03.25.12 at 10:33 am

duggersd: of course the feds have a role. Read your constitution – the commerce clause, a pipeline between OK and TX is interstate commerce, over which the feds have exclusive jurisdiction.

And yes, Thune is wrong, again. This work has little to nothing to do with the pipeline from Canada.