For the later, in these instances Republicans do love their oil dollars but at the same time if they allow their districts to be screwed by an oil company, they will loose their jobs.
Remember the areas being affected are largely Republican districts.
So when it relates to national politics, yea it will fall by the wayside as soon as Obama farts in public or something else nonsensical to draw away attention.
(Not a shot at Obama but about the stupid **** people get upset over)
Local politics though is a different story, if people and states are still waiting after a year of stalling.
Things will get ugly.
The bromance blossoms.