Obama is likely to have much less power after Nov.....I'm betting he'll blow of the tree huggers and allow some pro energy legislation through as a bartering chip for other things he has in mind. ( like total repeal of Obamacare) Personally I think he's keeping the XL in his back pocket for that purpose. .......should be good for the pipelines.
More oil being produced then anytime in history why didn't this happen under a republican administration more tax payer dollars wasted by needless wars and silly star wars missile programs deficits rose under republican administrations Reagan triple the deficit and for some reason he is looked on as a hero.
The technology was not available till just the last few years for oil and gas recovery. Reagan's policies brought down Russia without a shot fired. Obama's policies have empowered Russia to become more aggressive, possible third world war coming because of him. The only way to defeat a bully is to be stronger than them, weakness empowers a bully.