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Did Colbert Tease Out Obama’s View on Keystone XL?

Washington Post : “President Obama spoke in dismissive terms of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday during an interview on “The Colbert Report Monday, saying its modest benefits need to be weighed against its contribution to climate change, ‘which could be disastrous.'”  

During the interview, Obama “highlighted many of the pipeline’s disadvantages, and downplayed its benefits.”  

Obama: “We’ve got to make sure that it’s not adding to the problem of carbon and climate change. We have to examine that, and we have to weigh that against the amount of jobs that it’s actually going to create, which aren’t a lot … Essentially, this is Canadian oil passing through the United States to be sold on the world market. It’s not going to push down gas prices here in the United States. It’s good for Canada.”

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