Activists Demonstrate Against Keystone Pipeline ProposalPresident Obama has used increasingly negative rhetoric in recent months when discussing the Keystone XL pipeline. The President’s remarks have left most observers with the impression that he will reject the controversial pipeline’s permit and cancel the project once and for all.

In December, the President said that the pipeline may be “good for the Canadian oil industry but it’s not going to be a huge benefit to U.S. consumers, it’s not even going to be a nominal benefit to U.S. consumers.” – As reported by The Hill

While supporters of the pipeline work to maintain their optimism, opponents of the pipeline are increasingly excited.

“We are more confident than ever that the president is going to reject this dirty and dangerous pipeline once and for all,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, the top lobbyist for the League of Conservation Voters.

“The fact that he vetoed the bill, that he has been more and more outspoken both about the lack of benefits and the many risks associated with the pipeline, it’s all incredibly encouraging,” she said.