The would-be Keystone XL pipeline would mean an estimated 1,200 jobs in Oklahoma. Obamas decision, hailed by environmentalists and condemned by the oil industry, had state leaders vying to see who could crank out the most pissed-off reaction.
I am outraged by President Obamas obstructionism, poor judgment and lack of regard, fumed Gov. Mary Fallin.
Pandering to far-left environmentalists might please the presidents friends at moveon.org, said state Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, but it wont help relieve the glut of crude oil in Cushing, wont create jobs for Oklahomans, and certainly wont make Americas energy future secure.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole called the decision indefensible, while Rep. James Lankford went for laughable.
With winter upon us, Chicken-Fried News must admit were thankful that at least the rhetoric these days is overheated.