Image: TransCanada

Image: TransCanada

The Obama administration is “putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections,” the Associated Press reports, illustrating how leftist political maneuvering continues to delay this vital project.

In 2008, TransCanada Corporation first applied for the U.S. government’s permission to build the pipeline across the border from Canada into the United States. In 2012, the Obama administration refused to grant the permit on the pretext that “the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people.”

The federal government should stop impeding development of the pipeline. The developers have a moral right to use their minds, to develop technologies, and to offer their products in the marketplace, so long as they do not violate rights. . . .

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