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Unnecessarily in the pits

If there were an Oscar for political ineptitude, President Obama would be a frontrunner for the prize. The president’s possible approval of the 2,000-mile-long pipeline from the oil sands (previously known as tar sands, and more correctly as bitumen sands) of Alberta, Canada, to the refineries and shipping terminals of the U.S. Gulf Coast is a tale of political calculation that has gone sadly wrong.

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