Obama to fast-track pipeline, other infrastructure projects
BOULDER CITY | President Obama will direct federal agencies to fasttrack an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, backing a segment of the larger Keystone XL project that he rejected earlier this year.
The 485-mile line from Cushing, Okla., to refineries on Texas’ Gulf coast would remove a critical bottleneck in the country’s oil transportation system, as rising oil production has outgrown pipelines’ capacity to deliver oil to refineries.
Mr. Obama’s directive, to be announced Thursday, also would apply to other pipelines that alleviate choke points. It will be issued along with an executive order requiring agencies to make faster decisions on other infrastructure projects.
For Mr. Obama, the announcement provides an answer to Republicans who say his energy policies, including the rejection of the larger CanadaTexas pipeline, have contributed to high gas prices and destroyed jobs. must be held accountable for their war crimes.”
The Lord’s Resistance Army has kidnapped thousands of children through nearly three decades, forcing them to become sex slaves, fight as soldiers or kill family members. Mr. Coons and Mr. Inhofe said 66,000 children in Uganda alone have been kidnapped.