Opinion

President obviously missed message sent by voters

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Threat to veto pipeline shows he has no interest in collaboration

Well that didn’t take long. The U.S. Congress started its 114th term on Tuesday. Following the pageantry and fun of swearing in new members, the U.S. Senate, with a fresh majority of 54 Republicans, introduced a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

One of the bill’s sponsors is West Virginia’s lone Democrat national representative, Sen. Joe Manchin.

And no sooner had the bill been introduced than the Obama administration threatened to veto it.

Why? For political gamesmanship, of course. Certainly not for any good policy reason.

Those who look rationally at the proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline that has languished for years under the Obama-led State Department know there are far more reasons to approve the Keystone XL pipeline than not…

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