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Topic - Keystone Xl Pipeline
With the economy as sluggish as it is, former President George W. Bush had some quick advice to bolster revenues and bring a boom to the job market, during a conference in Pittsburgh attended by hundreds: Build the Keystone XL pipeline.
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A former U.S. ambassador to Canada is warning President Obama that China could gain a major source of fuel if he continues to oppose an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
According to famed oil and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, if the United States were to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, it would eliminate the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and make OPEC "obsolete." Hasn't that been an elusive, stated goal of every administration since the 1973 oil embargo, which first introduced Americans to the quality-of-life detriment known as gas lines?
Forty years ago this week, America received a harsh lesson about the dangers of relying on others for energy. President Nixon's decision in the midst of the Yom Kippur War to resupply Israel with U.S. weaponry gave members of the OPEC cartel an excuse to embargo oil supplies to this country and drive up prices worldwide. It became known as the "oil shock" of 1973.
As the Senate again begins deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the expected arguments against building it is that it will contribute to "carbon pollution" in the atmosphere. Those opposing the pipeline generally identify carbon dioxide as one of the main culprits in atmospheric pollution.
Thanks to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. for his enlightening commentary on Richard Trumka ("Richard Trumka's menagerie," Sept. 20). Mr. Trumka's effort to bring more political groups into the AFL-CIO in lieu of fixing the negatives that have hurt the union's image and workers is proof that the many top union leaders are more interested in their power than their worker members.
I watch in outrage at what is happening to our beloved country under the leadership of an administration that seems to have no other objective than to bring America to its knees. We will not tolerate it.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been knocked out of the headlines in recent weeks, but debate over the project found new life on Capitol Hill this week.
Blocking the pipeline won't affect climate change
The AFL-CIO needs to stick with representing workers and stop trying to taken on social causes for the far left, said the union head for the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Congress comes back on Monday, and all eyes will be on the members and whether they will support the president on Syria. The momentous foreign-policy question diverts attention from the equally pressing concern of what to do about the nation's $16.7 trillion debt.
So the Keystone XL pipeline won't create many jobs, according to President Obama. Really? Has anyone in Washington ever read the 2009 Congressional Research Service report "U.S. Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting, and Summary"?
President Obama continues to delay approval for construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $5.3 billion project that would bring Canadian oil sands production to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast.
Since President Obama has proven more determined to please his environmental base than serve the American people, and since he now mocks building the Keystone XL pipeline for the "50 jobs" he says it would create, maybe it's time to listen to him and give up ("Obama scoffs at construction jobs for Keystone after embracing them for his stimulus," Web, July 31).