I think the oil and gas industry has found that Obama is an 'easy date'. They just got their planet killing tar sands pipe line from Canada to Houston on the fast track decision process in return for a two month extension of the payroll tax deduction extension for working Americans. For the last few weeks Obama had vowed not to let that happen. He weakly says now after another capitulation that it might make it easier for him to deny the pipe line. Fat Chance!
I am beginning to think the Obama administration, on environmental matters, is one of those cosmic jokes that come around every now and then. Those things that defy rationality and that are totally unexplainable.