Monday, March 19, 2012

President Obama appeared on CNN last Thursday, March 15th

President Obama appeared on CNN in an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer
By: Emily Chassman and Naomi Bernstein

Last Thursday, President Obama appeared on CNN Nightly News in an interview with Wolf Blitzer.

The interview mainly focused on the recent scandal over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The President made clear that he is not against the pipeline as a whole, but rather he is against a pipeline that is not as safe as it possibly could be. He claimed that the 60-day time limit that Congress set on his decision about the pipeline made the creation of an accurate environmental and economic impact report impossible.

The President also responded to Republicans for the first time directly about their accusations that he does not care about creating American jobs. He stated that not only has his administration seen a net gain of 2.4 million jobs, but also he is focusing on creating jobs through “green” projects, rather than through ones that increase our dependence on fossil fuels.

This interview provided a live gateway into the President’s thoughts and courses of action regarding Keystone.

A Senate Hearing will take place on Wednesday to discuss the next step with the pipeline. #

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