Last June, President Obama insisted in a speech that his administration still-pending approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “requires finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest, and our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net effect of the pipeline’s impact on our climate will be absolutely critical to determining whether this project is allowed to go forward.” …Which is a pretty lame punt, because as I noted earlier this week, the energy industry can and currently is finding different ways to bring their oil to market. The Keystone pipeline would still be a better, more efficient way to do it, but if that’s not to be, you can bet companies that stand to make a profit will still be moving that oil. Ergo, disapproving the pipeline will not prevent Canada from developing their resources, and net carbon emissions aren’t really the major factor here that the eco-radicals pretend they are.