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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jamie Rappaport Clark
With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.
"The environment won, and polluting industries lost. There is no clearer way to state it," said Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. "The biggest winners last night are the generations yet to come as Americans overwhelmingly chose to leave them a cleaner, better world in which to live."