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Forget Oil…We Can Power Our Country with a Something Box…Like..Forever.

The Keystone pipeline has a lot going for it.  The case for it is construction is strong and most reasonable people are for it.

As Steve Maley noted:

Opponents of the Keystone XL project might think they’re saving the environment by blocking the line. Not so.

  • Without the line, Canadians will sell the oil to the Chinese, who will export the oil in tankers.
  • Without the line, American imports will necessarily increase. More tankers.
  • Unlike tanker spills, pipeline spills are of limited volume and limited environmental impact. Pipelines are the most efficient and cleanest way to move volumes of oil.

And as I further noted:

But just in case you need more convincing, here’s some more benefits courtesy of the Consumer Energy Alliance:

  • Will create over 20,000 high wage manufacturing and construction jobs
  • Will contribute over $20 billion to the U.S. economy
  • Will deliver over 700,000 barrels of American and Canadian crude to refineries in the Gulf Coast to help America with the over 19 million barrels of oil a day that we consume
These are solid reasons to be sure.  But protestors were ready for our “reasons” and our “facts” and were more than prepared to take us on, head to head.  Here they are making a solid case that, aside from the economic benefit, we could totally be powering houses with a … um… sand box… or something.




Whoa… that dude just blew my mind.

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