Forbes: New Keystone XL Delay: ‘A Stunning Act Of Political Cowardice’

by Christopher Helman

Whenever businesses and bureaucrats don’t have the guts to stand behind a decision they’ve made, they release the news late on a Friday. In the case of the Obama administration’s move to delay indefinitely a decision to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline, it speaks volumes that the announcement was made not just on any Friday, but on the convergence of Good Friday and Passover.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee said Friday that the delay was “nothing short of a stunning act of political cowardice.”

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