Friday Lightning Round: Will Obama approve Keystone XL?
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 5:37
- Date Mar 1, 2013
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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We have the credit -- around and here we are and the big story keystone XL pipeline the State Department coming out with and environmental studies saying essentially.
But it's environmentally sound but it is not approving.
The project going for that has to do that is falling to the present and we don't have word that that has happened as of yet.
The US chamber of commerce put out a statement saying quote the environmental impact statement released today as long overdue continues to build a strong case supporting.
The construction of the keystone XL pipeline it will create thousands of jobs and generate millions.
In revenue for state local governments that need badly need them the Sierra Club you wouldn't be surprised.
Had a different take.
They're outraged by the State Department is deeply flawed analysis today whether this failure was willful or accidental this report is nothing short of malpractice.
Pres Obama said that he's committed to fighting the climate crisis if that's true.
He should throw the state department's report away and reject the dirty and dangerous keystone XL pipeline we're back with the panel start there Steve.
Yes that's the problem is all of these right wing and you know oil types in the State Department who just ride rough shot over environmental concerns.
But this is the fourth -- -- we've been through this before and despite all of the outside pressure despite all the lobbying from environmental groups there's still isn't.
A major problem with the Keystone Pipeline environmentally.
I think this makes it much more difficult for the president rejected he does ultimately have the final say he's the only one can make -- determination as to whether this is.
In the national interest or not and I think it increases the likelihood.
That he'll approve it although I would never be surprised if he did.
-- I'd be surprised if you didn't I think they -- throw the environmental -- people under the bus for jobs and unions and you know NFL CIO's basically come out in support of this because the jobs.
And I think he probably just keep this town.
The road until after the Election Day but I have but I don't think there's any substantive reason to oppose it are the climate change argument really doesn't work here because the the gas is going to be -- the -- can be extracted and it's -- refined somewhere.
It's not really it doesn't really.
Have any you know what we can't really change that impact on that we -- a lot of our gas from Canada so.
It's a pretty weak argument politically I don't think it's an Obama.
Its interest it.
Charles I agree the State Department attempted as a punt but it completely undermines the major arguments against -- tomatoes you.
And it said the report says he's not gonna have any effect compliant and because.
Essentially Canada is not gonna leave it in the ground.
So it doesn't end up here and I looked in -- and so so refusing it has zero effect on climate and that completely undermines any opposition to argue.
Secretary Kerry on his trip in Turkey today reacting to the prime minister in Turkey saying this prime minister -- -- one.
Quote just as would zionism anti semitism and fascism.
It has become impossible.
Not to see -- -- phobia.
As a crime against humanity here's a secretary Kerry said about that.
We found -- Objectionable but that's said that's.
Turkey and Israel.
Vital allies of the United States it is essential that both Turkey and Israel.
Find a way to take steps.
In order to.
Or to rekindle their historic -- cooperation.
I think that's possible but obviously we have to get beyond.
-- the kind of rhetoric that we've just in recently.
Charles I'm glad that secretary of state said that.
Because his boss the president has extremely.
Close relations with precisely the man.
Who said that obscene.
Attack on zionism.
And it said that aired a one is Obama's.
For a friend if you like release relationship.
Among the leaders of the world and I think it's disgraceful the way he's apologized or overlooked.
What'd he has done internally in curbing the press or more journalist in jail intricate than anywhere.
And the way he's sort of overlook its relations and so poisoned relations with Israel.
Winner and loser when her first.
-- Well because -- -- first is Bob Woodward I think -- -- -- in this week for our.
Basically really exaggerating about lying about the White House threatening him and then that you also were released I was quite clear that that's not what happened.
For winner I would say the fight for gay marriage had a little support because of that -- streets that was filed by a lot of leading conservatives.
Okay loser first loser for my loser is Graham -- -- Lewinsky -- the official spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party who -- day.
Compared governor Scott Walker to Jeffrey Dahmer the serial killer.
I -- my winner is.
-- there and the show and the staff for fifteen months atop the ratings.
The census coming -- big congratulations to.
Thanks to him.
You get double winner hasn't done that -- sorry to hear -- want to report.
And a white top when it releases -- I don't still remain on the show yeah you might be the -- this -- -- tip of the battle.