Absolutely 100% support! I am in in the oil patch here in OK, and to block this is the height of folly on our government’s part.
The Keystone XL pipeline has yet to be given the go ahead to build. A lot of environmentalists oppose it because they dont want the fossil fuels to be used and burned. That’s a terrible reason. Those fossil fuels won’t stay buried, they’ll just be used by countries like China. As a result, China will use and profit from it instead of the US. The estimated 170 million barrels of petroleum in the sands of alberta, canada is the largest reservoir in the world other than Saudi Arabia. The economic benefits of building the pipeline are exponential. job creation could be as much as 15,000 for construction as well as thousands more in maintenance and other areas. So who should profit and benefit from the oil that will be used regardless? the US or China… I say the United States but that’s just me.
By Brock Heubusch
What could possibility go wrong? Nay.
Buy a Tesla.
@epharmd trans canada has taken new measures to ensure safety such as encasing the pipeline in cement in certain areas as well as securing a $100 million dollar bond for any possible emergency and clean up. and not all oil goes to cars, it is used for a ton of other things. the oil is going to be used and profited from regardless of whether or not we build it so it might as well help us instead of china or other countries looking to profit and benefit from it
In a spill of tar sands oil in MI in 2010, the clean up cost is approaching $1,000 Million ( Billion), a little more than $100 Million.
Administrations of both parties have said in every State of the Union speech (that I can remember) that we should be energy independent. Green energy isn’t there yet. Perhaps fund the R & D (x prize style)….but not unproven industries. Keystone should be built. I would rather my hard earned dollars support a close ally than a government that doesn’t share our values or intends us harm.
I agree with the points JohnHH Raised. We are not to the point where green energy is a viable replacement for gasoline. We should fund the pipe line and use the savings we get by being self reliant of outside fuel sources to continue the research. Not only will the pipe line work towards energy independence but it will provide new jobs that are desperately needed here as well.
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