Obama Digs In: 'Personally Lobbying Democrats to Reject' Keystone Pipeline
10:01 AM, Mar 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is digging in on the Keystone XL pipeline. He is "personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction," Politico reports.
The Keystone XL pipeline would create an estimated 20,000 jobs and, likely, drive down the price of gasoline in the long run. It would seem to be a good move at a time of high unemployment and high gas prices.
And, in fact, most Americans like the idea of the Keystone pipeline. According to a November poll, of likely U.S. voters, 60 percent "at least somewhat favor building the pipeline which President Obama has delayed until at least 2013 because of environmental concerns."
UPDATE: White House spokesman Jay Carney confirms the story at his press conference today that the president himself is lobbying Congress on this issue:
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