Mr President: Take the pen and make Keystone a reality
President Obama wants to use the phone and pen. Let me give him a couple of suggestions:
1) Call Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell and tell them that you will work with them to make the pipeline a reality.
2) Take that pen and sign the legislation.
We just got a new report today that may make President Obama's decision a little easier, according to USA Today:
"The release of the review now triggers a 90-day federal process for determining if the project is in the nation's interest, and adds a fresh dimension to the debate over the pipeline.
With the release of the final environmental impact study, President Obama - who previously said that climate impact would be "absolutely critical" to his decision on Keystone - should now back the project that would bring oil from the tar sands of northwest Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, supporters of the controversial pipeline say."
President Obama should use the report to defend the pipeline against his base. The pipeline will create jobs and that's another bit of news that the US economy needs to hear!
So let's go and pass something big on a bipartisan basis!