“No carrier battle groups would be needed to escort oil from Canada’s tar sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries”.
Investor’s Business Daily editorializes,
… Environmentalists say the pipeline would endanger the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska and other states along the route.
Yet they ignore the fact that there are 50,000 existing miles of pipeline already crisscrossing 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.
War has an environmental impact as well, and it does not make sense to deny ourselves tens if not hundreds of thousands of genuinely shovel-ready jobs while putting a like number of American young men and women in harm’s way to protect a key oil supply route.
No carrier battle groups would be needed to escort oil from Canada’s tar sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries…