This article highlights the Obama decision to deny a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. While it wasn't Obama's lack of support for the pipeline, it was that the Republicans were forcing him to make a decision. The article says it's going to be a "long year in the White House" because the problem, in the eyes of the author, is that the Keystone line should be approved. It's reasons for this is because the pipeline will create jobs and produce much needed energy, as well as bolster the beneficial economical partnership with the Canadians. Keystone would be designed to stretch 1,711 miles from Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Two contrasts in the issue are opposing views from labor unions (for) and environmentalists (against).
The article uses strictly logos in its argument, stating it is important to be constructed because between now and the time it is reviewed again, we could have a new president with a new agenda, or Canadians might find alternative markets for heir oil. It denied the US a reliable source or oil and cost jobs, according to the argument presented.