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Keystone XL Company Sues Obama For 15 Billion Dollars for Violating NAFTA

FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, President Barack Obama gestures while making a statement regarding the budget fight in Congress and foreign policy challenges, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. As Iran's diplomatic profile rises with attempts to recalibrate its dealings with Washington, the Gulf rulers will have to make adjustments, too, and that's not such an easy thing for the monarchs and sheiks to swallow. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)


The Keystone XL Company has filed a $15 billion dollar lawsuit against Obama and the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement. (NAFTA)  Under NAFTA, the United States could only refuse to allow the Keystone Pipeline for cause.  But as Keystone XL pointed out, Obama’s own State Department found that the pipeline would not add to global warming.  On the contrary, the pipeline would actually reduce oil leaks because pipes don’t jump or get knocked off the tracks.

The suit says:

“None of that technical analysis or legal wrangling was material to the administration’s final decision.  Instead, the rejection was symbolic and based merely on the desire to make the U.S. appear strong on climate change, even though the State Department had itself concluded that denial would have no significant impact on the environment.”

The pipeline would have increased emissions by less than three tenths of one percent of current emissions, according to Obama’s EPA.  The State Department also determined that the pipeline would create 42,000 jobs.  But despite the recommendations of his own State Department and EPA, Obama killed the project last November, under pressure from liberal billionaire, Tom Steyer, who spent 73 million dollars on democratic candidates and almost every tree hugging group in America.

Of course, tree huggers aren’t really worried about the environment, no matter what they say.  Consider this.  They claim that NAFTA is a bad agreement because it has no provisions for environmental concerns.  They are opposing the TPP for the very same reason.  But Bill Clinton is responsible for NAFTA and Barack Obama is responsible for the TPA, both of which Donald Trump opposes.  But who do you think they will be voting for in November?  Hillary Clinton who supported both NAFTA and the TPP.



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