So, let me see if I have this straight. Rather than build a pipeline to take Canadian tar sands from our peaceful neighbor to the north, we bow to phony environmental concerns so that we can continue our dependence on oil from various despots and enemies. Canada then builds a pipeline to the Pacific so that its energy resources can be shipped to China, our major economic and geopolitical rival.
In sum: Tar sand use is unaffected, our friend is pushed into the embrace of our rival, and our riches go abroad to support oppressive dictatorships. We really do need more opposite days from the Administration.