IBD: Sticking Our Head in Tar Sands

“The administration plans to study rerouting the Keystone XL pipeline until after next year’s election, delaying needed jobs and energy. By that time, Canada’s oil will be on its way to China,” says Investor’s Business Daily.

IBD points out:

Environmentalists say the pipeline would endanger the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska and other states along the route. Yet they ignore the fact that 50,000 miles of pipeline already crisscrosses the U.S., including Nebraska. The technology is neither new nor unsafe. One of these is the Keystone 1 pipeline, which already carries crude from the oil sands.

America needs reliable energy and jobs. President Obama needs campaign donations and foot soldiers.

Unfortunately, he has once again chosen self-interest over the national interest.

Read the full IBD editorial.

4 thoughts on “IBD: Sticking Our Head in Tar Sands”

  1. The stinking aquifer is anywhere from 100 to 600 feet under the surface. Any oil that leaks from the piple line, which will not be nearly that deep, will pool up, dry and return to its original state as tar. At which point it will be cleaned up with back hoes, not mops.

    Further, oil and water don’t mix except in the fevered imaginations of the Watermelons.

    What I really want to know is which foreign power is sponsoring the useful idiot opposition? The Sa’uds, Hugo Chavez, or someone else.

  2. Who is behind the well planned and orchestrated opposition to the Canadian Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline and why?
    A list of those actively opposing the Canadian Tar Sands/Keystone XL pipeline include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Tides USA, Pew Charitable Trusts and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation who have poured tens of millions of dollars into Canada to oppose Tar Sands oil production.
    This group of “charities” have successfully, so far, stopped the construction of a pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands through central British Columbia to the Pacific coast where the oil would ultimately be shipped to China.
    This group of “charities” with billions of dollars in their war chest are determined to prevent or limit the shipment of any Tar Sands oil to the US to protect their investments in the wind and solar power industries.
    Vivian Krause at http://fairquestions.typepad.com/rethink_campaigns/ has done some very good investigative work on this issue and is well worth the read.

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