NLRB Keystone Connection

When President Obama recently made his 3 recess appointments to the NLRB, it served a very important political purpose that few have considered. Obama needed a way to deal with Keystone XL pipeline without angering a segment of his base. He makes the NLRB recess appointments in exchange for big labor not voicing opposition when he disapproves the Keystone pipeline. Now the environmental groups are happy and so is big labor. He just effectively “split the baby.”