Obama 'Doubles Down' on Failed Energy Policy | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

With the Obama administration dead set on turning the Keystone XL pipeline into a pipe dream, two energy companies have decided it's time for a little less talk and a lot more action. Enterprise Products Partners LP of Houston and Enbridge Inc. of Calgary are each moving forward with new pipeline projects that will deliver up to 850,000 barrels of crude oil daily from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries by mid-2014. Unlike the Keystone pipeline, these projects won't have to scale a State Department blockade as the portions of the respective pipelines that cross international borders are already built. Of course, other federal agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will have to give their permission, but with Obama's push for energy independence relegated to nothing more than lip service, one can only applaud the enterprising energy companies for taking action.