This is getting stupid, America needs the jobs and the oil.
Check it out:

A vitally-needed oil pipeline project, demanded by the vast majority of Americans, has been stymied for years, while the U.S. economy sputters along. The people want action… but a small group of highly influential environmentalists has made blocking the pipeline into a religious crusade, upon which much of their movement’s prestige has been staked. Every logical reason to delay the project has long since been exhausted. Democrats fearful of the 2014 elections panic at the thought of having to choose between their constituents’ desires and partisan loyalty to the President. What’s Barack Obama to do?

Why, punt until after the midterm elections, of course.