Game Over?

February 2012
Commonweal;2/10/2012, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p5
The article reflects on the implication of a provision in a 2012 payroll tax cut bill requiring U.S. President Barack Obama to decide weather to allow the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. According to Obama, the provision failed to provide adequate time for a thorough study of the environmental impact of the scheme. Experts believe that the project would generate six thousand temporary jobs. Also noted is the greenhouse gas emission from the production of gasoline from Canadian oil.


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