by klug, Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 12:59:47 AM EDT
Obama will best be remembered as a professional politician. The professional politician ("pp") says whatever it takes to win and keep the office. Like any prostitute, the pp knows that should, God forbid, one start caring about the john, one is starting to lose it.
The "clean energy future" is a case in point. Words, just obligatory lip service to assure the "progressive" vote. Nothing in his history to back it, and nothing in his future.
This email from NRDC should never have had to be written:
The State Department is still rushing toward approval of the disastrous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would enrich oil companies by transporting the world's dirtiest oil 2,000 miles from Canada to Texas.
I’m writing today because the time has come to ask President Obama to intervene -- before it’s too late.
Please send a message to President Obama asking him to kill this dangerous project.
The pipeline will drive horrific destruction of songbird habitat in the Boreal forest ... rev up excessive global warming pollution ... and threaten the drinking water of millions of Americans with toxic spills.
The Keystone XL is a fossil fuel nightmare -- NOT the clean energy future that President Obama promised America.
The President told the American people we’d get a “robust review” of the tar sands pipeline. This hasn't happened.
We’re not surprised. A robust review would reveal that this entire scheme is a boon to Big Oil and a disaster-in-the-making for everyone else. It would destroy the myth that America needs this pipeline to ensure a supply of “friendly” oil from Canada.
Bringing more of this “friendly” oil to the U.S. will destroy millions of migratory birds and their ancient forest habitat ... turbo-charge global warming ... raise gas prices in the Midwest ... and stands to poison wildlife habitats and drinking water in the American heartland.
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
What’s worse, the tar sands pipeline will practically slam the door on a clean energy future for America. It will lock us into the dirtiest, riskiest, most destructive oil on the planet -- for decades to come.
Help us prevail on President Obama before it’s too late. Ask him to reject a project that is so clearly against our national interest.
Tell the President there is no room for the world’s dirtiest oil in our clean energy future!
Natural Resources Defense Council