Thursday, May 14, 2015

Keystone pipeline

The only reason to fight it is to help our enemies. It's safer and more environmentally friendly than ocean transport of crude which requires huge energy resources and pollution to move oil here from the middle east; it benefits our neighbor Canada (who would otherwise sell to China) and hurts our enemies supplying radical jihadists. And crude by rail? Think about Philadelphia. “In the U.S., 70% of crude oil and petroleum products are shipped by pipeline. 23% of oil shipments are on tankers and barges over water. Trucking only accounts for 4% of shipments, and rail for a mere 3%. In Canada, it’s even more lopsided. Almost all (97%) of natural gas and petroleum products are transported by pipelines. “

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