The president stages a photo-op in Oklahoma to take credit for the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that doesn't need his approval and for oil production on private and state lands beyond his jurisdiction...
...Obama is scheduled to appear in Cushing, Okla., known as the pipeline capital of the world, to take credit for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project announced weeks ago by TransCanada, the Keystone builder.
It's the section that doesn't need presidential or State Department approval since it does not cross an international boundary...
...The part that does require State Department approval and a presidential blessing, and which holds as much as 24 billion barrels of oil, runs from the rich oil sands of Alberta, past the booming oil fields of the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and down to Cushing. It is the portion Obama killed in January.
In short, Obama is into optics while he continues to destroy America's energy infrastructure.
And he could free up gulf oil production in, oh, about three minutes if he chose to do so.
But he won't. He wants to "fundamentally transform" America by turning it into a third world country. Don't believe me. Believe his own statements, from the very inception of his career.