Obama today vetoed the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, sending it back to Congress where it is unlikely enough Democrats can be persuaded to override.
“The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto,” Obama said in his veto message to Congress.
The veto came even though the State Department has found no significant environmental impact and estimated the project would create 42,100 jobs during two years of construction and 35 full-time jobs there after.
This rejection comes on the heels of Obama’s administration saying the root cause of Islamic (actually, they did not use the word Islamic) terrorism is the lack of jobs.
I guess we now know his priorities.