Friday, November 06, 2015

Obama buries Keystone XL Pipeline in perpetuity; wireless technology may extend range of all-electric cars

President Obama has rejected a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, bluntly citing climate change, as in this Washington Post story by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, link here.

But on Vox, Brad Plummer explains “Obama just killed it” but the action was years in the making.  Whether it really would have increased greenhouse gases sounds a bit controversial.  Obama’s comments refer to the State Department’s review process.

I can remember, at movie festival QA’s (like Movies, March 29, 2014) stories about people getting arrested in demonstrations over one narrow issue, stopping a pipeline.  Am I “better” than letting that happen to me?
Conservatives properly point out that the US still imports 25% of its oil.

Rather than stopping something, let's report another story of a positive development, the possibility of wireless charging from highways to extend the range of all-electric cars, here.

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